Tired of being tied to the trails?
There are plenty of wilderness in the SoCal that sees little to no traffic. This one sees some in the summer because there was a preponderance cairns dotting its landscape during the snow covered spring.
What takes 4-miles one way from the Vincent Gulch Trailhead, takes less than half that up this ridge.
Here's the deal...
The group will not exceed eight. You are expected to participate, I'm not a stinking tour guide. The lead dogs must stay in contact with back of the pack dogs, meaning you turn around to see where the slow folks are and if you can't see them, you stop and wait until they get to your location. You must have a real map, not a photocopy out of Trails of the Angeles, that you can navigate from in case you develop a case of location ambiguity, and a compass...one with adjustable declination is better. You ain't got those few things, you ain't coming. GPS is optional...but if you want to learn how to use the one you have, bring it. Cross country travel, like winter is serious business.
After reaching the summit of Baden-Powell we can either head down the trail, retrace our steps or do Mts. Burnham and Throop and then a road walk back to Seven Dwarf Ridge.
Oh, by the way, I've never been up this thing only down it in winter white.
This is little more than a half day trip.
No Answer the Questions, No Go Up Seven Dwarf Ridge
WHOM DO I SUE: This is not an official organization chartered to make certain any level of safety greater when you venture into the Wilderness by your lonesome, if you want something like that seek out the Sierra Club with their rules, regulations and signed waivers of liability. Do not expect organizer(s) to check the qualifications of anyone you are hiking or climbing with. Any questions asked of you when you sign up is to ensure the organizer(s) safety, nothing more. If you have doubts about going on this particular meetup, you should find someone you trust, go alone or choose not to participate.