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Slushy hike to the top

Dry to start the morning but hit patches of snow and a little ice.  Fallen trees covered parts of the normal trail and enough snow…

Slushy hike to the top

Dry to start the morning but hit patches of snow and a little ice.  Fallen trees covered parts of the normal trail and enough snow…

Mt. Baden-Powell – peak #6!

messy trail with mud and snow and ice basically the whole way, last mile or so the trail was buried and you had to cut…

6/6

I got to the trailhead at 6, the drive was about an hour and a half. There was a lot of snow but the trail…

Switchback who?

Supposedly Baden Powell has 40 switchbacks…but this mornings snowy hike confirmed that to be a lie 🤣😂 We only saw a handful which meant we…

Not-So-Hot Springs

I’m tagging this as Baden-Powell but in reality we hiked Hot Springs Peak in San Diego County!! (I hiked Baden-Powell last year so opted for…

💚Mt. Baden Powell 💚

Snow was upto my hip at times. Trail snowed over so a lot of guessing involved. Overall a great hike and incredible view

Baden POW!!!

Switchbacks were covered with ice, trail at higher elevations was covered by snow

Baden Powell

This was a difficult hike because of the snow. At times we were buried knee deep in it. The trail was covered in snow and…

Frosty ❄️

Sometimes the snow was so deep that I could barely get my leg above the snow. It took us a long time (8 hours out…

Baden Powell

Post holing, needed ice axe, crampon, gaitors, poles. Very cold but fun as heck!

Mount Baden Powell

Did you know that Mount Burnham and Baden Powell are formally known as “West Twin” and “East Twin?” The word “Twin” may be because both…

The Mount Baden Powell Trail.

Mount Baden Powell trail was very difficult this time of year! Highway 2 was closed to the trail head we parked at Blue Ridge by…

Snow Adventure and then some…

Mother daughter hike! Snow trail worth the challenge! Started day and ran through night. Beyond amazing views from the top.

Snowy day hike

From the start my partner wildfire and I had to wear our spikes. It was a very snowy trail and at times were narrow and…

Don’t look down!

Mt Baden Powell is my favorite socal hikes so far. It’s only about 8 miles and a very gradual trail that rewards you with great…

Mt Baden Powell

Beautiful Hike, Snow & Ice, Windy at Times. Glad that I did it again before the storms & more snow.

Snow fun on Baden-Powell

Fresh snow covered the last 10-15 switchbacks up to the summit. It also meant that there were no boot prints to follow as a path.…

Baden Powell winter wonderland win

Snow, sun, serenity. Wore traction after mile one to the peak. Packed snow and ice, on a narrow trail that winds it way uphill.  An…

Mount Baden-Powell, Take Two!

This was our second attempt. Two weeks ago (01.03.2021) thick snow near the top kept us from making it to the summit. This time the…

Mt. Baden-Powell With Mr. Walt

Mt. Baden-Powell with my 5 year old son Walter + others. 80% snow/ise coverage on the trail seems like a fair estimate. I strongly recommend…

Mt. Baden-Powell With Mr. Walt

Mt. Baden-Powell with my 5 year old son Walter + others. 80% snow/ice coverage on the trail seems like a fair estimate. I strongly recommend…

Calm Day at Baden-Powell

1/17/2021: On this beautiful warm early Sunday morning, I took up the 40 switchbacks up to Mount Baden-Powell.  From the get-go, I put on my…

Mt. Baden-Powell

The first of my 2021 Six Pack of Peaks, I started this trail very overconfident and was soon humbled by the elevation gain. Although I…

Baden Powell

First snow hike and I loved it! Microspiked needed after the first half mile. Great weather the whole day.

Mount Baden Powell

There was lots of snow. You need your spikes to be able to hike to the summit.

Baden-Powell Sunrise Hike

My favorite start time: 5:30 AM under starry sky and headlamp. Patches of snow, slush and mud at the TH but by 1 mile is…

The favorite one

Love this trail! Started about 7 am, plenty parking and temps 48. After about half a mile I put my spikes on. Beautiful day, not…

First time snow hike

First time hiked in snow,  very hard for  me especially the trail is  not visible after 1-1 1/2 mile up.  I just followed the trail…

Snow, Snow and more Snow

SO MUCH SNOW! I broke out the new more heavy duty microspikes this time and we wore them from start to finish.  Trail was easy…

Baden Powell and the snow slide

We started the hike at 10 AM and immediately needed our micro spikes. The trail is completely covered in snow, which made it difficult to…

Winter Wonderland

Snow covered most of trail. Have map downloaded as many parts of trail/switchback was hard to see under all that snow. Need poles and crampons.…

Mt Baden Powell Struggle

Well, Mt Baden Powell really put me in my place today.  The entire trail is snow covered and even with micro spikes, I struggled.  About…

Cold hike

Hiked Mount Baden Powell Saturday 1/9/2021 since the Beginning of the trail their was snow pretty much the hole way up to the summit.  …

My Baden-Powell Slipping and sliding

We started our hike at 9:00 am with crampons and trekking poles ready from the parking lot. Trail had snow and was icy. Stepping off…

Mt Baden-powell

The hike was nice the trail was well mark even with snow the view once you get to the peak was amazing the American flag…

One foot spike

Lots of ice and snow. Trail is pretty clear till maybe last two miles but nothing outrageous. Easy to follow. I forgot my spikes so…

Intermediate to Hard hike

Snow can be a problem for beginners. If you feel like it’s not for you stop it and try again in the spring or summer…

Meet BadenPowell

An all the way incline trail, peaceable hike. I would say it is much better trail than last mile of strawberry peak I did before…

Mt Baden Powell

Gorgeous views!  Windy and Lots of Ice Patches.  Microspikes is definitely needed!

First Microspike Use!

First successful use of micro-spikes at Baden-Powell! The trail was fairly busy after the Thanksgiving weekend. Definitely switchback city! Overall a fairly straightforward hike to…

Mount Baden Powell

Beautiful snowy hike! Micro spikes helped near the top and on the way down! Beautiful views at the top with a flying American flag.

Mount Baden-Powell

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

Badass Baden-Powell

This was the most challenging of the six pack to date, which made it so much more rewarding!  We opted for this hike on Thanksgiving…

Winter is Coming

Wear layers, bring hiking poles, & don’t forget your microspikes!  This is a challenging and fun winter hike – I don’t think any other season…

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…

Mt. Baden-Powell Hike

We started our hike at about 8:30 AM and it was a chilly day, around 50F going up the peak. There were a lot of…

It gotten cold, Baden.

My friend and I started around 6am. I was so sleepy. It was my 2nd day post covid vaccine. It was dark, quiet, and cold…

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…

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…

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…

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

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Booty Good hike

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

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…

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.

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

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…

Mt Baden-Powell

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

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…

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,…