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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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Mount Baden-Powell

We started off this peak at 7 am and finished at 12:30 with lots of breaks. It was 94 degrees when we finished so I…

Biding Power at Baden Powell

I’ll be honest and say I don’t have anything interesting to say other than the fact I drove 1.5 hours just to hike here. Worth…

Baden-Powell

Decided to hike Baden-Powell today. Given the forecast, I knew I needed an early start. Made good time up the 40 switchbacks and even had…

Hot Switchbacks

40 switchbacks. 40!! We counted. Hot even though we were on the trail by 5:45. Gorgeous views and lots of critters!

Hike before Mt Whitney

Very much enjoyed the steady incline. Awesome trail, very easy to follow. Last hike before Whitney.

Spur of the Moment

My husband and I had plans for this morning, but  had to postpone them to the evening. So, last night, I decided that I would…

Mount Baden Powell

A little warm.  Thank goodness for the trail’s shady sections going up and down the trail.  We should have left Temecula around 5 or 5:30…

Baden Powell

A bit warm but clear and beautiful! Saw a few wildflowers near the summit too.

Monday Baden Powell

Started at 6am to beat the heat, summit by 7:45 and back to the car by 8:45

Hiking is Golden

The trail was very easy to follow. Started the hike off at 7 AM to try and beat the heat but the heat won. A…

4th of July Celebration

This was an incredible hike for my first peak. It was challenging but I did take many breaks along the 40 switchbacks. Started the trail…

Bad-en Fallen Powell

Besides a little fall still managed to summit this peak. It was hot but the shade was a good amount. There were some fallen trees…

Mt Baden-Powell

I loved this hike! Truly one of my favorites for the views. Went up around noon on Saturday 7/3 with my partner and dog. I…

Mt. Baden-Powell was a Breeze :)

This hike was super enjoyable. There are 40,000 switchbacks (j.k, but there are a lot) but I didn’t find them to be too bad. We…

Mount Baden Powell

Beautiful day! 5 hours round trip.  Lots of hikers very easy to navigate trail.

CalTech to Boy Scouts

Temperatures were reasonable and my legs felt good, so right before the top to Baden-Powell I took a right onto the PCT over to Throop…

Beautiful Baden-Powell

Quick trip up Baden-Powell – trail is in great shape (but it seems someone stole the flag from the summit).  Left the trailhead at 6:30…

Mt. Baden-Powell via Vincent Gap

Beautiful hike up Baden-Powell. My Garmin recorded exactly 8 miles, 2,865 feet of elevation gain, and 3 hr 10 min moving time, and I drank…

Mount Baden-Powell Hike

A fast, straightforward hike up to the peak of Mt. Baden-Powell. At less than eight miles round trip, we felt free to start a little…

Beautiful & shaded

Beautiful trail. Lots of shade and ascent isn’t too hard, especially if you take your time. That said, glad I brought my poles, particularly with…

Mt. Baden-Powell

Very nice trail.  40+ hardcore switchbacks.  Really enjoy the hike.

Baden-Powell ass kicker

Completed Baden-Powell. Pretty much a straight up incline for 4 miles. The first part was tough since my lungs had to get used to the…

Plenty of switchbacks

All up hill from the beginning. A lot of switchbacks. Take plenty of water and rest when you need to. The trail is mostly shady…

BP trail run

Trail run. Not my fastest but good enough.

Mt. Baden-Powell

I knew it was going to start getting hotter this weekend and into next week so I took my opportunity to hike my sixth peak…

Mount Baden-Powell

Ascended to the summit in 2 hours and 7 minutes (with breaks) and did the descent in roughly an hour and 20 minutes. Discovered a…

Switchbacks to Heaven

My afternoon meeting cancelled so I decided to climb Baden-Powel!  Set off from Vincent Gulch around 2:30p and mostly had the mountain to myself.  It…

Mt Baden Powell

knocked out Baden Powell with @thehikingdead 🤘🏽

Baden Powell

Quick hike up Baden Powell, weather is getting warmer and you feel it if you don’t start early.

Baden Powell

Quick hike up Baden Powell, weather is getting warmer and you feel it if you don’t start early.

SO. MANY. SWITCH.BACKS.

Peak #3 – Mount Baden Powell Trail I got to the trailhead around 3:30am and took a powernap before eating my breakfast and around 4:00am…

Mount Baden Powell

Another epic peak! Started around 830 am and got back to the car around noon. Lots of shade on the trail which was great during…

Mount Baden-Powell

Great hike up to the Baden-Powell summit. Got a very early start anticipating a heat issue with our current Excessive Heat Warning in effect.  Turned…

Baden Powell

It was hot, but got an early start for a beautiful summit.

Flag Snatching at Mt Baden Powell

Great hike. Mostly all shaded. Not too difficult. The flag snatcher was at it again so no flag at the top but the sign was…

Gods Country, My Country

This was the most amazing Peak yet. As soon as I looked over the edge of the ridge, I was in awe of the vast…

Mount Baden Powell

Empezamos a las 4:55 pm a caminar par llegar a ver el atardecer y lo logramos el día estuvo un poco caluroso y conforme llegamos…

Baden Powell on Flag Day

Had an amazing hike on Flag Day to the summit of one of my faves!! Started early to beat the heat!! So serene, peaceful and…

Baden Powell on Flag Day!

Started at 6:20am. Even though you’re in the mountains, it was pretty warm coming down. Take plenty of water if going in the summer months

Sunday at Baden-Powell

Holy switchbacks! The good news is that the straight switchbacks to the top mean the climb is gradual.  The bad news is, honestly, who likes…

Attack of the Jens!

Attack of the Jens! Got three Jens hiking with us today – two just got back hiking again (they don’t like snow) and one hiking…

Mt Switchback Powell

Completed the Mt BP Hike on 6/13/21. It was a warm clear and sunny day.  The views from the top are amazing.  In total it…

Sunday morning hike to Baden Powell

Loved this hike! Trail was well defined and easy to follow. Pretty easy , straightforward hike to the top. Especially after completing San G two…

Family Time on Baden-Powell

The trailhead and the trail is awesome…and it’s certainly a grind, but man the satisfaction at the top…AWESOME

Too hot for Baden Powell

It was hot. We started fresh and early at 6:30. Should have started earlier. The altitude was no joke, and I had to take several…

Baden Powell

Started early, not crowded, slight breeze

Beautiful day on Baden-Powell

A few weeks ago the Forest Service number claimed BP was closed (?) but in retrospect it worked out great to hike it today because…

Mount Baden Powell

Beautiful hike, completely doable and I think it’s more of a Moderate…easier than Baldy..

Mt baden-powell

Started early right before sunrise. Switchback heaven, got to see the sunrise. Got to the summit 7:50am a bit chilly because of the wind. But…

Perfect day for a hike!

Nice cool day! As most people have commented, this hike has great views all the way up.  I appreciate that there’s plenty of shade as…

Five of Six

Other than a few downed trees , the trail conditions were great and it was easy to get over or under them ! happy trails…

Baden- Powell makes it our 5th!

Enjoying this never ending cool Spring we are having…makes it absolutely perfect for hiking late mornings. Since we did this on a Monday, and we…

Not BAD Mt. Baden -Powell!!’

Perfect cool weather ,” easy “ after all the trainings …Gorgeous 360 espectacular views 👍🏽😎 🇺🇸

Mt Baden-Powell

Busy day on the Vincent Gulch Trail.  Beautiful sunny day, but a little hot at the end.  Lots of folks at the summit.  Great day.

Mt Baden-Powell

Busy day on the Vincent Gulch Trail.  Beautiful sunny day, but a little hot at the end.  Lots of folks at the summit.  Great day.

Mr. BP

Great hike! Lots of shade, 2 hours of switchbacks up, 1.5 hours back. Pretty heavily trafficked, but still pleasant at the peak.

Mount Baden Powell

A beautiful day in the mountains. The hike was challenging but we made it!

I need oxygen.

Nice easy grade up.  Had to go slow so I could breathe.  

Mount Baden-Powell Trail

peak #5 for me! arrived at the parking lot on 7am sunday; there were already some cars, but not too many! by the time i…

Baden Powell

Great steady uphill hike with incredible views.

Baden Powell

Great steady uphill hike with incredible views.

Mount Baden-Powell

Beautiful weather.  At the peak, a lot of bugs for some reason.

Mt.Baden-Powell

The experience of the trip was hard for me. I has mountain sickness. I was very tired.

Mt. Baden Powell #sixpackofpeaks

Overall, the trail was free of obstacles except occasional fallen trees and piles of rocks. The weather was nice, there are plenty of cool, shady…

National Trails Day on Mount Baden-Powell

The mountain called so I went to Mount Baden-Powell (9,406’). It started as a very spontaneous solo hike, then realized later it’s actually National Trails…

Saturday on Mt. Baden-Powell

Gorgeous views (360 degrees at the summit). Definitely a butt-kicker, took lots of breaks, but such a great experience. Lots of friendly hikers on the…

Baden Powel x2!

Challenging Hike with 40 switchbacks. Not very steep until the end. We have a few educators in our group, and couldn’t settle on a date…

Baden-Powell

Good trail, a few of downed trees to navigate over or around but doable. I am clumsy and had no trouble.

Beautiful Baden-Powell!

I have wanted to do this hike for several years and I finally was able to — and it did not disappoint! I love Baden-Powell!…

Beautiful Baden Powell!

Great trail. Beautiful trees. Started around 7a.m. and by 8 a.m. it was so hot, I was taking layers off. The view is spectacular! I…

First peak – done!

I anticipated doing this hike solo, but ended up being joined by friends. One friend does this hike a couple times a year so he…

Mount Baden-Powell

Today’s hike was very enjoyable, start to finish. The switchbacks lead to a short but spectacular ridge hike to the last small climb and the…

…30…29…28…27…

Anyone who has hooked Baden-Powell knows is all about the switchbacks- hence my countdown in the title.  It felt great to be on the PCT…

Solo Powell Hike

Started the hike later in the day close to noon. The weather was very pleasant, not too many hikers going up. I was happy to…

Dog Day on Baden-Powell

Another perfect day for hiking on this beautiful Memorial Day.  Weather was in the low 70’s when we set out.  We got to the parking…

Switchbacks it is:)

It’s a never ending switchbacks 😂 but it’s very challenging and love to go back again:)

Baden-Powell

Arrived at 6am and reached the top by 830, the weather was great but a little windy to be staying up the top for too…

B2BH

B2BH = Back to Back Hikes!  We started out at sunrise and hiked Mount Baden-Powell. It was a beautiful day! We met a lot of…

Baden Powell

Baden Powell is always a good hike.  Lot filled up early as usual but we were there by 0630.  Weather is still not too hot…

The Flag is Back!

We arrived at the parking lot at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. The parking lot was about half full at that…

Baden Powell Butt-kicker

Gorgeous Day. Weather was perfect. Got to the parking lot around 7:15 and there were still a few empty parking spaces. There are a few…

Mt Baden-Powel

Lots of shade throughout hike. It was really challenging. Had fun with our group.

Mt Baden-Powel

THIS WAS CHALLENGING!!! Oh boy! non-stop elevation gain from the first step on the trail. lots of shade, not too crowded, friendly people on the…

Soul Searching Mount Baden Powell

This peak has been the hardest peak of the pack for me! I have been doing a 52 hike challenge and have been training every…

The Trail of the Fallen (Trees)

It’s been a year and a half since my last hike here. Today was very appropriate to go this route for Memorial weekend. I have…

2021 Mount Baden-Powell

Our Memorial Weekend Hike… My second time here but first time I summited. The complete opposite when I was here the first time. It was…

Baden-Powell

We were greeted with a lot of free parking space at 7am.  Weather was close to being perfect as it got hot towards mid-day.  It…

Conquered Mt. Baden-Powell, yeah!

Wow, what a beautiful hike! You do start to incline and the switch backs start right from the beginning of the trailhead but it’s not…