MT. BADEN-POWELL, SAN GABRIEL MTS JULY 2008 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




For all those of you who have perhaps like me been mispronouncing the name of the man for whom this mountain is named, I here append a little poem written by Lord Baden-Powell himself. I had been pronouncing it for years as BAH-den POW-ell, but the following demonstrates that this is incorrect. "Man, Nation, Maiden, Please call it Baden. Further, for Powell, Rhyme it with Noel." However, my understanding is that by geographical convention, names which have come to have an accepted local pronunciation apparently do not necessarily have to follow the original pronunciation of the names from which they are derived. I think that the most common pronunciation of the name of this mountain is BAY-den POW-ell, so that is what I am trying to make myself say. A few of the pictures shown here were taken on a brief preliminary walk on the Big Horn Mine trail, the trailhead for which is the same as for the Baden-Powell trail, and I have indicated them with an plus sign (+). An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a species that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip.


   
Leafy daisy
Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus
Asteraceae
 
Arched elegant rock-cress
Arabis sparsiflora var. arcuata
Brassicaceae
 
Plain mariposa lily
Calochortus invenustus
Liliaceae


 
Clustered broomrape +
Orobanche fasciculata
Orobanchaceae


 
 
Mountain sagebrush
Artemisia tridentata ssp. vaseyana
Asteraceae
 
 
Southern mountain woolstar +
Eriastrum densifolium ssp. austromontanum
Polemoniaceae
Western morning glory +
Calystegia occidentalis ssp. fulcrata
Convolvulaceae
   
Martin's paintbrush
Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii
Scrophulariaceae
Virgin's bower +
Clematis ligusticifolia
Ranunculaceae


 
Spreading dogbane +
Apocynum androsaemifolium
Apocynaceae
 
Utah serviceberry
Amelanchier utahensis
Rosaceae


 
 
Mountain sticky cinquefoil +
Potentilla glandulosa ssp. reflexa
Rosaceae
 
 
 
 
Flax-leaved monardella
Monardella linoides ssp. stricta
Lamiaceae
Beaked penstemon
Penstemon rostriflorus
Scrophulariaceae
 
 


 
Munz's buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. munzii
Polygonaceae


 
 
California squirreltail
Elymus elymoides
Poaceae
 
California fuchsia
Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
Onagraceae
Interior rose
Rosa woodsii var. gratissima
Rosaceae
   


 
 
Parish's tauschia
Tauschia parishii
Apiaceae
Canyon dodder
Cuscuta subinclusa
Cuscutaceae
 


   
Few-flowered naked buckwheat
Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum
Polygonaceae