Baden-Powell was dedicated
in 1931 by Major Frederick Russell Burnham. It is located in the
San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles.
USGS Reference Map showing the
location of Mount-Baden-Powell.
The peak is
located just south of the Pacific Crest Trail on
the western edge of the map.
Note the next adjacent peak to the west of Mount
Baden-Powell now bears the name of Major Burnham.
the Encyclopaedia Britannica:
Gabriel Mountains, segment of the Pacific
Coast Ranges, extending eastward for about 60 miles
(100 km) from Newhall Pass, north of San Fernando, to
Cajon Pass in southern California, U.S. Many peaks in
the San Gabriel chain exceed 9,000 feet (2,700 m),
including the twin peaks of North Baldy (9,131 feet)
and Mount Baden-Powell (9,389 feet),
about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Los Angeles, and
Mount San Antonio, or "Old Baldy" (10,080
feet), the highest point. The range also includes
Mount Wilson (5,710 feet), with its famous
astronomical observatory, just northeast of Pasadena;
favourable weather allows its use for about 300 days
a year. The mountains are largely within the Angeles
National Forest. The southern foothills, which enter
residential and agricultural communities of Los
Angeles and San Bernardino counties, are noted for
the article: "San Gabriel Mountains." Britannica
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of the Antelope-Fremont Valley Watershed
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Antelope-Fremont Valley Watershed
The ribbon at the left displays the colors of the Distinguished Service Order. The D.S.O. was
awarded to Major Burnham in recognition of his service as
Chief of Scouts to Lord Roberts (Commander-in-Chief South
Africa) during the Boer War, 1899-1902.
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