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Mount Baden-Powell

Flag is up! Neat drive, little sections of snow, decent parking, restroom nearby.

Baden-Powell First Snow

Beautiful views from the top made me wonder why I hadn’t hiked this before.  Nice to see Baldy from this perspective. Accomplished in boots and…

Mount Baden-Powell Trail

Great weather for an early Baden-Powell hike from Vincent Gap. Not cold, not warm, perfect, and I had the summit all to myself! Only one…

Mount Baden-Powell

Great hike. Started at noon. Trail was as steady climb up and then down. Clear at top with amazing views

Smokey Mount Baden-Powell

Great trail but unfortunately, it was a smokey day.  Lots of haze so there were no grand views at the summit.  The flag is also…

Dont let jerks ruin a great hike

Knowing that the weather was going to be in the 100s in the valleys, we decided to start sort of early since it would be…

Baden Powell Switchbacks

Fun, short hike. Nice and cool start at 7am. Hike up the moderate switchbacks mostly in shade and arrived at peak at 8:20. Towards the…

Above the clouds

We started our hike around 6 AM. The weather was cool and the majority of the trail is shaded. The trail starts with oaks and…

Mt Baden Powell burner

Challenging but great hike. No bugs. Trail was pretty smooth. Started at 6:10, still pretty crowded. Most folks wearing masks.

Mt. Baden-Powell

This hike was very easy after doing the San Jacinto and Cucamonga Peak.  It was very pleasant and no pushing to go further.  There is…

Sister Hike😄❤️

First time up this mountain with my sister! We started at the trailhead at 5am. It was really dark but luckily we were prepared with…

Baden-Powell

Had a few sprinkles on the way up toward the start of the hike. Got an early start to beat the heat. Almost all the…

Baden-powell

The hike was great. I didn’t have qny issues going up nor coming down. And even though the weather has been hot in southern CA,…

Mount Baden Powell.. shaded

Trail is pretty shaded until you reach the top and has many switch backs. I done this trail before and never felt it was hard..…

Mount Baden Powell

Most of the trail is shaded which is good. Has many switch backs. Overall for me the trail seem moderate and I had a tougher…

Badass Baden-Powell

Elevation: 9,406 ft Total Elevation gain: 2,546 ft Total Distance: 8.2 miles Straight up great hike with great people. We attempted a warmup hike to…

Mt. Baden Powell

Awesome views!  Despite the SoCal heat wave this weekend, it was pleasant at the summit!

Mt Baden-Powell

Started early, but wish I started earlier. Not a lot of people on the way up but plenty on the way down.  Pretty good shade…

Mount Baden-Powell

solo hike to Baden-Powell once there and submitted quick decide to go to Mount Bur ham, Throop Peak and Mount Hawkins it was an awsome…

Mt Bayden Powel

Relatively calm trail with early switch backs.   Pleasant Hike

MtBaldwinPowell Flag

This was the first hike that I did as part of the challenge were mosquitoes were present.  I’m a magnet for them so unfortunately my…

Boy scouts founder peak

It was very fun. But it was very challenging because I ran out of all my water before I even got to the top of…

Little Jimmy to Powell

Islip Saddle to Baden-Powell is a great route.  This is a excellent way to increase the challenge of reaching this peak as well as avoiding…

Switchbacks Mountain

We got to the trailhead at 6:30am.  It was cloudy and it started sprinkling a little bit, I guess that’s why there were only 2…

Mt Baden-Powell

It was a fun and shady hike. Awesome 4 mile up with lots of switch backs. Met a nice kid on the way back.

Threefer

This completes my 6 Peak Challenge!  I was hoping to do the original peaks, but with San Gorgonio closed(and who knows how long) I substituted…

Baden-Powell hike

Originally planned on hiking Mount Wilson but it was closed so we opted for Mount Baden-Powell.  Relatively easier and faster  🙂

PowpowPowell

We did Dawson saddle. The start of the trail is loose dirt. It felt unstable. But it’s hiking if you need to use your hands…

Baden Powell

Started at 7:00Am, beautiful weather, not too hot through the hike. Trail was very easy to follow, the elevation gain was very steady, uphill but…

Booty Good hike

Worse than a stair master! But totally worth it! Absolutely gorgeous hike and views.

3 Pack

A Saturday hike from Dawson Saddle to Mt Baden-Powell. This is always a great way to bag Baden-Powell because you can add Throop Peak and…

Baden Powell

Covid has really put a stress on trails. Another busy trail.

Mount Baden-Powell

Dawson Saddle to Mount Baden-Powell is such a beautiful trail.  We also hiked up to Throop Peak and Mt. Burnham along the way.  It’s usually…

Mount Baden-Powell

All the switchbacks you could ask for, I really liked it delicate little succulents and the old tree.

Baden-Powell Finale

Wanted to do San Bernardino today but did this instead because of the fire. Lots of switchbacks, not too busy. Took about 4 hours.

Shhhmaden Shhhmaowell

Amazing! Truly one of the best views in SoCal. 360* Degree of absolute awesome. It is by no means on easy one. From Vincent Gap…

Mount Baden-Powell

Today’s plan was to hike Mt. San Gorgonio, but due to the Apple Fire…I decided to hike Mt. Baden-Powell. I hit the trailhead at 8:00AM…

First hike of the month

besides nothing but switchbacks .. lol. Super easy hike and short the incline is not to bad.  Great view from the summit

Mt. Baden Powell

Beautiful early morning hike…took us four hours total-we saw bighorn sheep, beautiful flowers and the summit had a gentle breeze but not too windy.

Mt Baden Powell

Lots of switchbacks. Hard hike but it’s one of the easiest i have done that are part of the 6 pack challenge.

Mt Baden-switchbacks

Endless Switchbacks, beautiful  scenery! Woke up my inner Reese Witherspoon lol.  

39 switchbacks

This peak was maybe my favorite so far! The hike is shorter distance-wise, but a constant climb up with incredible 360 views at the top…

Baden-Kapowell!

This trail was easier than I expected. Started around 5:55 and trail was already getting busy. Awesome views. Slight detour to Leming Spring-still flowing a…

Baden-Powell

Beautiful day. Weather was great. Get there early to get a parking spot. It gets busy.

Mount Baden Powell

This is a well maintained trail. I think this would be a good training hike for something harder. One bit of advice, on Saturday, the…

Mt. Baden Powell

Weather was a bit cool for the first mile, it got warmer to the top got cool and windy. Beautiful trail with a lot of…

Baden-Powell the “Easy” Way

Since my trio has been largely side-lined by the pandemic and nagging injuries, we decided to do this one the “easy” way…9.5 mile out and…

Mt Baden-Powell

I’d say it’s a good trail, clear and smooth for the most part.

Baden Powell

Great hike. Great views. Great company

Boy Scout Hike

Great day. Beautiful view from the summit.  5H and 30M, 2400′ of elevation gain, 9.5 miles.

Baden-Powell lots of views

Baden-Powell was a nice surprise.  After switch backing up to the PCT, you wonder across ridges until you get to the peak.  It was beautiful.…

Mount Baden-Powell

Glad I got there early…arrived to the parking lot and there were at least 20 cars at 6am. Temp was in mid 60’s. Lots of…

Simply Gorgeous

Baden-Powell is definitely my favorite of the 18 peaks. It’s not really intense (at least not for me). You get an amazing view of Baldy,…

Mt Baden Powell

Late start from home, took 1 hr 40 min to just arrive. Started at the base around 830am, just on 2 hours to reach the…

Switching back and forth x 40

First incline happens when you first step on that trailhead. Constant switchbacks, maybe 40 of them, but not too hard. Trail easily marked, single path.…

Doubled up day hike 1

Great weekday hike. Got started at 05:55 and back to the car at 09:45, and then into strawberry Peak.

Trail Running Mt. Baden Powell

For my third trail running 6-pack peak, I chose Mt. Baden Powell.  It was challenging but I pushed through and nailed it in a 1:07…

Baden Powell

Started out at 6am, very few people on trail, many with masks on as you passed.  The switchbacks are draining and monotonous.  Bugs not that…

Mount Baden Powell

Never dealt with so many switchbacks just to get to the summit lol but I was able to to complete it with the help of…

Mt Baden Powell

Didn’t start early enough as it was the hottest day of the week. Got on the trail about 6:30am and finished at 11am with a…

Mount Baden-Powell Here I Come

This was my first time hiking up Mount Baden-Powell and the beginning of the SoCal Six Pack of Peaks.   It was a perfect day.  I…

Baden Powell from Vincent Gap

My second time summitting Baden Powell. The first time was a 16 mile hike from Islip Saddle. This time we took the popular and shortest…

Mr Powell

Parking lot was full by 7am. Over all I enjoy Baden. The views are amazing the trail is just beautiful. Didn’t feel crowded as we…

Baden-Powell

Went to check out the abandoned mineshaft before doing the summit, was able to walk pretty deep into it, very cool.

The Baden Bake

Great hike, glad I got a semi early start because it heated up quick.  Ytail was awesome though, intermittent shade most of the way and…

Matt gets Switchy

With one week till Mt Whitney, I figured I would spend a day switchbacking. Got to the parking lot at 545am and there were already…

Good old B-P

This trail never gets old. Not too crowded and people wearing their masks or keeping their distance. Beautiful views as always.

Baden-Powell

Love this alpine trail with the cool shade and breeze. Perfect for my 2nd solo hike. Switchbacks were never ending but what a view at…

Twinkle toes at Baden-Powell

The sun was nice and warm, and while the switchbacks were endless, they weren’t impossible or too strenuous. Still acclimating to higher altitudes, so that…

Freedom summit!!

First peak hike since March! It felt amazing to summit again, and free my mind from all the madness going on in the world. Fellow…

Baden Powell

The weather was perfect this morning 😃

Early Start

Arrived early thinking it would be a Mt Baldy like busy day. Turned out upon arrival at 545 there was only two other cars there.…

Beautiful Baden Baden

The hike was awesome. Weather was great not too hot started early at 6:30 am. Trail condition. Was good not too rocky beautiful views. I…

Baldy North!!!

Absolutely loved this hike!!! I actually did it twice, second time was much easier, as I was better prepared for the switchbacks and the elevation.…

HikerSparkie

Perfect 4th July hike. Little cold wind in the morning got warm the afternoon.

Baden Powell July 2020

Great way to pre celebrate the 4th of July. 17 hikers in our group.  Early start to beat the heat.

Baden Powell, 4th of July Weekend

Perfect weather for a 4th of July weekend hike. Not too hot, not too cold, plenty of shade from the trees while working up the…

Mount Baden Powell

Gorgeous hike!!!  About half of the hikers were wearing masks or some type of facial covering, or at least pulled one up as you passed,…

Switchback

First Solo hike highly recommend it because it is an easy path.

Baden-Powell and the other four

Started at Islip Saddle, set up camp, and took the long hike along the PCT to Baden-Powell. Almost all of that trail is above 8ooo…

My Favorite Peak

Nice weather, sunny but cold, beautiful views, 40 switchbacks, and the 1500 years old wally waldron tree. Always gonna be my favorite peak.

No running

Hiking with friends was wonderful and all I am going to say, I should not have been running on the way back , the outcome…

My favorite hike so far

My favorite hike because it is well marked and the views are awesome. You get to hike a bit of the PCT and see what…

Let’s Zig and Zag our way to the top!

Over all the trail was in good condition.  Closer to the peak people started cutting the trail causing damage and erosion. The parking lot was…

Club Baden-Powell

Such beautiful views! Got an early start at 530am and caught a beautiful sunrise. A bit crowded at the top but  everyone was so friendly!

not like a snake

This was a great hike. Not at all like a snake. There was a rattle snake on the trail. It went away rather straight, but…

Baden-Powell

Great hike with some of my favorite people, including my son. His first Peak!!

Mount Baden-Powell

I started early and I wasn’t expecting it to be so stuffy and hot out, but at least the trees provided some shade. I’ve never…

Mt. Baden-Powell kicked my butt!

Started the hike early at around 545am. The sun was already feeling hot as it was rising so early. Trail has some spots that is…

Mount Baden-Powell

Hot, Sunny, and full of bugs. This hike is nothing but switchbacks the whole way to the top. Normally wouldn’t be bad, but the bugs…