Ascent of Mount Baden-Powell on 2009-11-07

Climber: Mark Habermeyer

Others in Party:Tracy
Date:Saturday, November 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Baden-Powell
    Elevation:9399 ft / 2864 m

Ascent Trip Report

Well I hadn't planned on hiking BP today but when I got to Vincent Gap this is what greeted me!

I asked the guy what was going on since I had called the FS about a week ago and they said the road was open to Islip Saddle where it was closed due to the Station Fire. (Hwy 39) He said it was now closed for the winter! Well so much for my plans of the day which was to hike out from Dawson Saddle and trek over the Hawkins ridge down to South Hawkins. Humm...guess that will have to wait until next year!

Still it was a beautful day to hike up BP. That is still an interesting climb to the top! Consistently steep all the way! A few of the views along the way:

Once at the top we where greeted with amazing views!

Here was our hiking log for the day:

Vincent Gap/ Baden-Powell trail head 8:09am
PCT mile 1 marker 8:43am
Leumel Springs 9:10am
PCT mile 2 marker 9:14am
PCT mile 3 marker 10:07am
Mt. Baden-Powell summit 11:03am
leave summit 11:52 am
Vincent Gap parking lot 1:34pm

One interesting view was that of a "white" patch seen on the ridge above Mountain High Ski Resort:

Yes, that is SNOW! Some folks where actually skiing down this run! WOW! I guess it's never too learly to break out the skis!

Another wonderful day hiking is SoCal!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2817 ft / 858 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Trailhead:6582 ft / 2006 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 54 Minutes

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