Mount Baden-Powell

Mount 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.

From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

"San 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 citrus-fruit production."

From the article: "San Gabriel Mountains." Britannica CD. Version 97. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1997.

United States Geologic Survey National Mapping Information
From the
Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Feature Name   Mount Baden-Powell
Feature Type   Summit
Elevation   9399
State   California
County   Los Angeles
USGS Series   7.5' x 7.5'
Map   Crystal Lake
Latitude   34 21' 31"N
Longitude   117 45' 49" W
Watershed EPA   Antelope-Fremont Valleys

Location of the Antelope-Fremont Valley Watershed
From the
EPA Geographic Information Query System

Location of
Valley Watershed
in California
  Map of General Area of
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.

Burnham's speech and account of the Dedication of Mount Baden-Powell in the Sierras in 1931. A copy of B-P's letter of thanks is included. From Frederick Russell Burnham, Taking Chances, 1944
Major Frederick Russell Burnham, D.S.O. Military scout. Friend and admirer of Baden-Powell
Burnham's account of Scouting with B-P in the Matopo Hills during the Matable Campaign.
From Frederick Russell Burnham, Taking Chances, 1944
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