Sunday, November 21, 2010
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST - Three weeks ago there was a little snow on the walk from Vincent Gap up to Mount Baden-Powell, a few miles west of Wrightwood.
Most of the trail switchbacks upward through tall evergreens to a high ridge, where the so-called "elfin forest" begins. Here the Limber Pines are more exposed to the wind and other elements.
Snow and ice underfoot combined with alpine glare to make the traverse interesting. This view is just below the 9,400-foot summit.
There is a tree up there estimated 1,500 years old.
Today this ridge is likely blanketed with a bit more snow.
Photos by Guy McCarthy