Climbed along with Baden-Powell. The nuns never did reach the summit. Oh well, I wouldn't have lasted five minutes in one of those black robes.
Quick trudge up Throop on the way to Baden Powell. Nice views on a lovely day
Last peak of the 4...really nice views from the summit.
Good hike. Terrific part of the range.
after Baden-Powell and Burnham.
Beautiful part of the San Gabriel mountains, with great views in all directions -- east to Baden Powell, southeast to Baldy, south to Hawkins, southwest to Islip, Waterman, Twins Peak, and Wilson, northwest to to Williamson, and north to Mojave Desert and mountains in the distant haze. The views of Baldy were especially spectacular.
Heather and I parked below Windy Gap at 7am and then hiked up Baden-Powell, Burnham, Throop, Hawkins, Middle Hawkins, and Islip. We got back to the car at 2pm and then drove around hiking up Akawie, Winston, and Lewis. The next day we did both summits of Twin Peaks as well as Waterman.
I can't begin to explain how gorgeous this hike was this crisp December evening. The clouds moved like waves through the mountains, the air was brisk (high 30's to low 40's), there was no snow on the ground, the trail was nicely maintained, and the sunset was one to remember.
Climbed with Baden-Powell and Mount Burnham. Nike easy hiking from Dawson Saddle; surprisingly warm day!
Second time up, but this time combined with Hawkins and Copter Ridge.
Part of 5-peak day with the Hawkins Ridge. Started on trail from Dawson Saddle, then went XC directly up the north side, over and down to PCT.
Strong Santa Ana conditions in SoCal today. Winds sustained at 25-30 mph up high, gusts above 50. Still, enjoyable hike via Dawson Saddle, up and down in 1 hr, 45 mins. Huffed up Mount Lewis across the way afterwards, 25 mins round trip.
My wife Shinta's birthday was the 3rd, but we had other obligations, so had to do the hike on the 4th. Nice weather mostly, but got cold and windy near the summit. Very nice afternoon jaunt!
Part of nice traverse beginning at Baden-Powell ending at road below Windy Gap.
the easiest hike ever, however done during a major snowstorm, it is as far as I remember the only hike when I haven't met anyone at all!
This is also my first successful hike.
On a bump-tagging expedition from Vincent Gap to Islip.
i did this with my wife on 10/10/10. she's not a big hiker but she was able to conquer this pretty easily. maybe 5 miles round trip. the big plaque on top is pretty cool and the view is nice, albeit bee-filled.
out and back from islip saddle to baden-powell. 17 miles rt with 3800' gain. baden-powell, burnham, throop, and hawkins.
#3 on Islip Saddle to Vincent Gap 5-peak traverse.