Hike Mount Baden-Powell
|Sunday Jul 1 2012 10:30 AM
Description: Hike a small slice of the famed Pacific Crest Trail offering spectacular views of the Mojave Desert and plentiful shade. This challenging trail is eight miles round trip, 2800 feet elevation gain and nears the top of one of Southern Californias highest mountains (9,399 feet elevation).
What to bring
Two liters of water, lunch, snacks, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking boots or shoes with good traction, daypack, hiking sticks or hiking poles, long pants and long sleeved shirt. Clothes should be loose fitting, and light-colors are preferable.
Footwear: Hiking boots or shoes with good traction. Absolutely no sandals or open toed shoes.
You can find a location to purchase the parking permit at:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/ or you can buy one on the way to the hike at the Ranger Station.
WEST SIDE PICO BLVD CARPOOL: 8:15 A.M. Leaving at 8:20 A.M.Meet at the municipal parking lot on the south side of Pico Blvd west of Robertson blvdbetween Robertson blvd and Livona ave next to B' Nai David Congregation 8906 Pico Blvd L.A. 90035. Form your own carpools and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any, with the driver.
Carpool Location Google Map Link: http://g.co/maps/he6yz
GPS Coordinates: 34.055246,-118.386011
Fwy 10 E, 7 miles to 110 N, 4 miles to 5 N, 2 miles to 2 N, 7.6 miles to 210 E, 1.2 miles to Angeles Crest Highway 2 exit. Go to traffic light and make a left (N) on highway 2 and drive 51 miles to the Vincent Gap parking area (mile marker 74.77). The trailhead is at the northwest edge of the parking area. Wilderness parking permit is required.
VALLEY CARPOOL: 8:25 A.M. Leaving at 8:30 A.M.Meet in Sherman Oaks at the corner of Riverside Dr and Hazeltine Ave (between Woodman and Van Nuys Blvd). Meet on Riverside Avenue on the south side, across from Trader Joes. Form your own carpools and please share the cost of transportation and parking, if any, with the driver.
Carpool LocationGoogle Map Link: http://g.co/maps/stgg8
GPS Coordinates: 34.158072,-118.441179