Hike Log

Snow Stroll up Mount Baden-Powell


Vincent Gap Trail

Type of Hike:

Day hike

Trail Conditions:

Trail in good condition


Road suitable for all vehicles


No bugs


Trail snow-covered at times – Gear and expertise recommended

This was my first hike up Mount Baden-Powell in the snow.  Fortunately I had my microspikes and poles and the trail remained visible despite being covered in snow. Had the trail been whited-out though I would have turned back.  In any case this was a solo hike although it was a pleasure to run into Jesse N. on his way down while I was headed up. Without the microspikes and someone breaking the trail earlier in the morning, I would not have continued all the way to the summit. I made it there for sunset and hiked back on the way down with a headlight. The summit was icy – the benchmarks were not visible and the podium containing the register was frozen so no signing the register on this peak. I got back to my car at around 7 PM.


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