This is a smaller peak in between Mount Baden Powell and Throop Peak. According to the Sierra Club this peak was renamed in 1951 in honor of Major Frederick Russell Burnham, (1861-1947), explorer, author of Scouting on Two Continents and active in the advancement of the Boy Scout movement in the U.S. He also led the dedication of Mount Baden Powell in May 1931. The original peak name was (West Twin) "North Baldy Mountain". The peak was added to the HPS Peak List in 1956 (Taken from the HPS Website). This is a great diversion from the usually very crowded area of Baden Powell, and an easy peak to bag if you are hiking along this portion of the PCT. The hike takes you along the top of a ridge which affords stunning views of the north and south portions of the San Gabriel range, as well as up close views of beatiful Limber Pine forests.
|Range/Region:||Central and Southern California Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Los Angeles|
Thanks to kcarchitect for adding this peak.
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