Mount Baden-Powell (/
Mount Baden-Powell as seen from Blue Ridge
|Elevation||9,407 ft (2,867 m) NAVD 88|
|Prominence||2,799 ft (853 m) |
|Parent peak||Pine Mountain|
|Listing||Hundred Peaks Section|
|Location||Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Parent range||San Gabriel Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Crystal Lake|
|First ascent||1933 by Weldon Heald|
At 9,407 feet (2,867 m) in elevation, Mount Baden-Powell is traditionally considered to be the 4th or 5th highest peak of the San Gabriel Range; however it is the second highest peak in the range with more than 1,000 feet (300 m) of prominence, and is the highest peak not part of the Mount San Antonio massif.
The summit has long been a favorite hiking excursion either from the Mount Islip Saddle near Little Jimmy Trail Camp, or the Vincent Gap Trail which leads up a moderate to strenuous set of switchbacks from Wrightwood. Mount Baden-Powell is also the high point along The Silver Moccasin Trail, a historic 53-mile (85 km) Boy Scout hiking trail, connects this summit to Mount Burnham (less than 1 mile (1.6 km) away), Throop Peak and Mount Hawkins. The Vincent Gap hike leads through a variety of forested areas consisting of Jeffrey Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine, Incense-cedar, and an ancient forest of Limber Pine some of which are more than 2,000 years old.
In 1957 several Southern California councils of the Boy Scouts of America placed a formal marker at the summit with a plaque dedicated to Lord Baden-Powell.
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