Mount Baden-Powell and Ross Mountain

Peak Summited2019 Mount Baden-Powell
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadVincent Gap Hiking Trail
EncounteredWildflowers blooming, Fall foliage
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition
Additional Informationhttps://wp.me/pcWpn-3a

When my friend Daniel Guerrero asked if I was free to hike / run on Monday 9/23/2019, I was bit hesitant as I had just completed Cucamonga Peak on Sunday 9/22/2019.  I was a bit sore and had been sick for about 4 weeks with a cold/flu and still coughing up a storm.  I knew I had to get out there again as I had not been hiking for a while and everyone knows if you stop for a month, it is hard to get started again.  I proposed to Daniel, we hike up to Mount Baden-Powell and he found another mountain near there called Ross Mountain.  He wanted to hike to this one as well as it was one on his bucket list from a book he carries with him all the time.  I was not sure I was going to be able to hike to both peaks but told him if I felt good, I would join him for the second peak.  I amazingly enough felt very good Monday and was full of energy so we decided to hit up Ross Mountain after making it to Baden-Powell.  I believe I did well all the way to the second peak but going back I started feeling tired and mostly because it was an uphill climb again to Baden-Powell from Ross Mountain.  Overall, we climbed about 6,000 feet altogether doing these two peaks.  We started at 7:27 am and finished at 3:51 pm or about 8 hours and 24 minutes including all breaks and time spent on both peaks.  Overall I enjoyed this as I got to experience a new trail and new peak (Ross) which is not visited by many people.  I am looking forward to seeing all the finishers next Sunday at the Six-Pack of Peaks Finisher Party!

Tony Ramos Jr





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