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Mount Baden-Powell

Great solo hike! Perfect hiking weather and beautiful views. Almost all switchbacks. I really enjoyed this trail.

Back in it at Baden

This trail was great for getting back into the big hikes after taking a couple of months off from the challenge. Easier than I anticipated…

Bedazzled by Baden-Powell

Temperature in the 60s, great trail conditions, thin crowds, and visibility all the way to Catalina islands (enough to see the supply chain disruption at…

Final Hike

Final peak done! Easiest hike which I appreciated. Rated Hard but really Moderate at best.

6/6 The Final Peak

Despite the mid-90 degree prediction for the weather, the hike was cool, even chilly at some parts. There were a few areas where the sun…

Veteran’s Day Hike

I decided to do this hike on Veteran’s Day because it was named after a soldier and founder of the boy scouts so I found…

Baden Powell

Gorgeous views at the top. One of my favorite hikes. It was pretty cold and windy at the top, but definitely a great hike.

Quiet, Cool Monday

What a great hike on a cool Monday. This was by far one of my favorite hikes for the peak challenge. Maybe because the weather…

Baden Powell

Great weather / parking at trailhead. Slight wind at the top, but trail in excellent shape.

Baden-Powell Makes 6

Pops and I arrived at the Vincent Gap parking lot at 8:30am Sunday. Plenty of parking and a few hikers preparing to start their hikes.…

Scout Legend

I brought red roses 🌹 to place by the flag in honor of Veteran’s Day. I forgot my Adventure Pass but purchased one at the…

Mount Baden Powell

Most of the trail are switch backs, beautiful views, trails are tight in some areas which can make it somewhat difficult to let people through.

Mt. Baden Powell

Great views and trail conditions. Elevation sneaks up on you.

Hike #4!

We started after 10am,  the weather was perfect, not too cold not too hot, with sun, cool breeze, and beautiful  views.  There was patches of…

Boy scout

This is our 4th peak in the challenge. Tons of switchbacks and incline at the end. Loved the bench along the way . And some…

Mount Baden Powell

Great time of year for this trail. There were patches of snow near the top but none were on the trail. The weather was cool…

First time at Baden-Powell

First time at Baden-Powell! Such a beautiful area… can’t wait to come back and check out other routes. Started late around 9:30am and took our…

Badén Powell

On this hike I really got a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature. A very beautiful place to go hiking

Baden Powell

It was the first peak that we had done in what felt like forever.   My body was definitely not prepared.  Beautiful views from the…

Mt Baden Powell

This was also a very tough hike. ITs into a very fun one too. The hike only consists of just constant switchbacks. THe hike wasn’t…

Quiet Day on Baden-Powell

The weather was “hike perfect” the day I hiked Mount Baden-Powell, the 5th summit of my challenge. I was a little worried about the unpredictable…

Bagged #5 after a 3 mos hiatus

Got to the trailhead about 7:30am and it was in the 50’s. Perfect weather for hiking since it will heat up during the hike. The…

Mt Baden HELL

This was a little brutal. I broke my ankle and had surgery back at the end of July. This was my first “challenging” hike since…

Patriotic on Baden-Powell

#88 of 2021 – 10/21/21 Mount Baden-Powell via Vincent Gap 4 of 6 – Six Pack of Peaks Challenge 2021 The race is on now.…

Lonely Mountain

This was the first time for me to go Up this trail since I’ve been down it on another hike. I like to start early…

San Antonio Mount Baldy

The first 4 miles were really rough . The peak had an amazing view. Crossing the devils back bone in the wind was challenging. This…

Baden Powell and Bigfoot bowls

Today was my first hike in over a month. It was a butt kicker but it hurt so good! The trail was windy, which I…

Baden-Powell with Friends

Nice little jaunt, caught up with my friend and her boyfriend, lots of switchbacks, quite chilly at the top, started around 4pm, made it down…

Switchbacks to heavens

Spent a couple months off from hiking and this trail was what I needed to get myself back in it to finish the last mountains…

Mt Baden Powell

Hiking 40 switch back was nerve-wracking, then I read that the sign was missing on top at the peak. So I figure why not make…

Mount Baden-Powell

Got to the trailhead at 6:45am. The weather was nice, a little hazy, but the view was still clear to see. The trail was well…

Mt. Baden-Powell

Loved loved this hike!! All the switch backs and the challenge of this hike was amazing .. There was a lot of shade on the…

Mount Baden Powell

Wow, I did not know what to expect with Baden Powell but was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it! As someone that dreads…

Me, my dog and the chipmunks

My dog, Maggie May, and I hiked this gorgeous, challenging trail on Saturday, Sept. 25. I have been so eager to start the Six-Pack of…

Mt Baden Powell

The most perfect day for a hike! Watching the sunrise is always a plus. Saw a bear running into  the gulch.  Just a great hike…

Baden-Powell

Tons of snow. Spike or crampons are a must! Parts of the trail were covered in snow and non existent. Perfect weather!

Probably my last peak…

It’s been a good 8 months since our last hike up a peak. It was hard, in fact real hard for me individually because I…

Probably my last peak…

It’s been a good 8 months since our last hike up a peak. It was hard, in fact real hard for me individually because I…

Probably my last peak…

It was a good hike but hard. Hard in a sense that after about 8 months since our last hike, let me say that I…

Slowly but surely

Slowly but surely, steady and determined. I can’t hike fast going up but with persistence and a goal to reach the peak, that top is…

Not quite solo on Baden-Powell Trail

I arrived at the Vincent Gap Trailhead/Parking lot at 8am thinking this would be early enough to beat the heat. Plenty of parking available. Plenty…

Beautiful Baden-Powell

So.Many.Switchbacks!!! But gorgeous scenery and a perfect day, enjoying a solo hike to the summit. Amazing 360 degree views at the summit!

Easy Peasy compared to the others

I could have and should have done this hike first or before the others. It was a long drive on highway 2. But this hike…

Mount Baden Powell

Started early to beat the heat switch backs were fun finally made it to the top nice and cool

Mt. Baden-Powell

I started this hike late. Around 5:45pm, it took me 3 hours to complete. I ended around 9:20pm. I had a headlamp with me. I…

Mount Baden- Powell

The trail was a pleasant temperature on the morning of 8/28/2021. Started at 7:30AM and there was a couple of parking spots left. Summited at…

Mount Baden-Powell

The entire hike is very harsh as it consists of mostly switchbacks. My friends and I from Boy Scouts were able to complete it with…

Mt Baden Powell with some Scouts

I did Mt. Baden Powell with my scout buddies. When we got there we loaded up are bags and headed up the steep trail. When…

Powered up Powell

Great weather for a hike. The trail is in great condition, with a few downed trees over the trail that you have to navigate. The…

Mt Baden-Powell

Had a great time hiking Mt Baden-Powell! It’s a pretty far drive from greater LA and the trail has a lot of switchbacks – be…

Baden Powell – beat the heat

This is a great training hike because it is pretty steep but the trail is smooth and in great condition, so there is no wear…

Baden Powell

Holy switchbacks! Start early to avoid heat and crowds.

Baden-Powell

A lot of switchbacks! Overall great hike and workout. The trees were beautiful, views were amazing. Fallen tree trunk blocking the trail, but was able…

Baden Powell

This hike was slightly easy for me, since I have been on this trail and peak before numerous times. I always enjoy the view at…

2nd Time for the Mine

2nd time we took a detour into the mine before hitting the peak. Super fun and exciting!

Mt. Baden-Powell.. Again!

This was my girlfriend and I’s second time doing this hike, with the first time doing it a year ago. We started at 5AM and…

Baden, we meet again

5am start! We needed headlamp for a little under an hour and caught the pretty sunrise on our way up the never ending switchbacks. My…

Made it!!!

The weather was great at 7:00 am—the trail with minor obstacles. We saw a lot of people going up.

My 4th Peak

The weather was great, hard peak but beautiful views

Mount Baden-Powell

This was my second time hiking Mount Baden-Powell from Vincent Gap. We arrived around 7:45am and there were still a few spots available in the…

Baden Pow Pow-ell

Excellent terrain! 44 switchbacks and beautiful views.  2 hours and 15 minutes to Summit and 1 hour 20 minutes to get back down (we slow…

Darth Baden: Switchback Lord

Trail was great. Plenty of shade to oppose the heat. Quick 2 hr lap before a parking lot road soda for the win.

Mt. Baden-Powell

This was my 3rd time hiking this peak, but the first time hiking it from Vincent Gap. Trail fairly easy to hike, which was good…

Perfect day for a hike!

A bit dicey getting to the trailhead as there were a lot of rocks that had fallen on the road but they had been cleared…

Yet Another Switchback

Beautiful day began at 6:20am and we were at the peak by 9am. Trail was clean, and foot traffic was moderate but everyone friendly. Loved…

MT BP

Straightforward switchbacks make the climb easy. It was hot and dry  for  not so hot day.  Next time I’d start earlier.

Mt. Baden – Powell

My son and I hiked Mount Baden Powell Trail on Saturday July, 24th. There was plenty of parking when we arrived at 7:30 am. The…

Baden-Powell

Chose this hike due to it being at fairly high elevation and not wanting to push myself too hard the week before my first attempt…

Proof of Masochism: Ross Mountain

There are two types of people that summit Mt. Baden-Powell: 1) They feel accomplished reaching the summit, admire the views from a 9,406′ HPS peak,…

Bagged Baden-Powell!

Loved this hike! Great incline and weather was perfect. Started at 7:50am and summited at 10:10. Gorgeous views! Steady incline all the way. Lots of…

Mt. Baden-Powell

One of my favorite hikes. The weather was perfect, the trail is well mentained and easy to follow, the 40 switchbacks was not too bad…

Baden-Powell, yep.

Set off at 6am Tuesday morning. Encounter 2 other gentlemen before me and 3 other people after. I was able to beat the heat, and…

4 of 6

4th Peak and it was up and up however not as hard as I was afraid it would be.  Traffic was light on the trail…

Baden-Powell

I meant to start at dawn but didn’t get to the trailhead until 7:30. Miraculously the sun stayed behind clouds all morning making the climb…

Baden-Powell

Challenging hike, but we’ll worth it!

Baden Powell

Hiked with 5 people, 3 of us made it to the top. The trail going down easy, going up was a struggle with the incline…

Stunning Mt. Baden Powell

After two consecutive weekends of hiking Mt Baldy and Cucamonga, we decided to brave Baden-Powell. After researching the hike, the fact that the trail is…

Stunning Mt. Baden Powell

After two consecutive weekends of hiking Mt Baldy and Cucamonga, we decided to brave Baden-Powell. After researching the hike, the fact that the trail is…

Mount Baden Powell Sunrise Hike

We finally did a sunrise hike. Left the house at 1am, got to the trailhead just before 3am and started our way up under full…

My Baden Powell trail

Early morning hike with many shade area keep us cool all the way up. Meet 90+years old hiking up on the way, what a brave…

Finally made 6 Peaks

First time to hike this trail.Challenging switchbacks.  Cold and windy. Arrived at summit at 5:15. Always awesome to watch sunrise and 3 other hikers arrived…

Sleeping Ent

I love this hike. We were on the trail at 6:15 and finished up four hours later. Finally, a cooler hike for the pup!  We…

Sunrise on Baden-Powell

We’re not addicted to hiking. But we do crave adventure. And these days hiking is how we get our fix. As part of our 50…

Baden-Powell

Very hot in July. Like 41 switchbacks all the way to the top, mostly shaded if starting early. Gorgeous views of Baldy from the top.…

Made it to the top!

Started our hike at 7 AM. No more than 15 cars at the lot. The summit was not crowded whatsoever, which was great. Had a…