SLOW TO MODERATELY PACED HIKE
Ross Mountain is one of the more remote and therefore less traveled summits within the San Gabriel Mountains. The summit sits right in the heart of the east fork river path with imposing views of Mt. Baldy and Iron mountain to the south, Baden-Powell to the north, Pine and Dawson peaks to the east and Mt Hawkins to the west.
Were getting 2 HPS Peaks
This hike is an out and back hike and includes getting over the top of mt baden-powell. this means altitude gains and altitude drop offs and then altitude gains once again.
the following are the stats for the hike:
summit peak: 7402 ft (however we have to go over mt baden-powell which is 9,407 ft)
miles: 15 miles
elevation gain: 5500 feet
Hiking Time: 8 to 10 hours
what to bring:
adventure pass is required to park
5 liters of waters (only you know how much you drink)
snacks and food
10 Essentials ( http://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html)
From the 210 in La Canada Flintridge, take the Angeles Crest Highway 50.3 miles to Vincent Gap. There is a moderately sized parking lot there, with access to several trails and a vault toilet. Park here and display your Adventure Pass. The trailhead is at the western corner of the lot.
Alternatively, you can also reach this trailhead from I-15. In the Cajon Pass, take the CA-138 exit toward Palmdale and travel 8.6 miles on the 138 to the junction with the Angeles Crest Highway. From there, Vincent Gap is just under 14 miles.
you can also search "Vincent Gap" in Google Maps to get detailed directions from your destination (Lat:[masked] Lon: [masked])'
links about the hike:
I am a hiker inviting you to join me and fellow hikers. I am not a guide nor trained search and rescue member and will not carry you up or down the trail. You need to know your limits and what you need to get yourself there and back safely. You are solely responsible for your safety and well being.
For all trips, wear boots or sturdy shoes, and bring lunch, lots of drinks, warm clothing (depending on altitude)
Trips are canceled in the event of rain (unless trip leader states differently). So assume it is canceled if it's raining the morning of.
The trip "leader" is a volunteer and not a real leader (i.e. not liable for the group). Think of it as hiking with a group of friends.
Joining this group is entirely voluntary and participants assume the full risks associated with the activities. It is each hiker's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous hike, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, and navigation equipment for the conditions. This group and the individual organizers make no warranties about the safety or supervision of these activities.