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14I Mount Baden-Powell

Location: Los Angeles County, California

Renamed, at request of Boy Scouts of America, after Lord Lieutenant-General Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, First Baron of Gilwell (1857-1941), Hero of Mafeking (1900), Founder of the Boy Scouts (1907), author of Scouting for Boys (1908) and Chief Scout of the World (192o).

The peak is the terminus of the 53-mile "Silver Moccasin Trail".

Commemorative monument to Baden-Powell (who never visited peak) on summit built by LA Scouts.

Ancient Limber pines (among the oldest living things in the world) are near the stimmit.

The original name was (East Twin) "North Baldy Mountain", cited by C. F. Saunders (1923).

Current name accepted by USBGN (1931).

Peak was on the original 1946 HPS Peak List. Weldon Heald climbed this peak in 1933.


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