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kc7sqdCross Country ski to the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011
Ever since moving to Southern California from Seattle, I have been searching for a place to ski. I arrived at the parking lot at 9:00 and headed up the trail. I was with a new cross country skier, so our progress was a little slow, but we made it to the large meadow near the summit by 10:15. The meadow area is a great place to go off the main trail, but still have a large almost flat area to ski in with few trees or other obstacles. After a short rest, we skiied up and down a small hill to another flat spot, and then up one last hill to the summit with the antenna complex. After a lunch break and some playing in the snow, we coasted down to the parking lot and were home in Los Angeles by 2:30.
I was surprised at how much snow there was on Mt. Pinos, but with altitudes from 8,300 to 8,800 feet, the trails were completely covered, with a three to four foot base at the large meadow near the summit.
Be sure to arrive early, the parking lot was almost empty at 9:00 am, but when I got back to the car at 1:15, it was jam packed with people and there were cars double parked all over the place. To be sure you can get out on a crowded day, park on the left side as you enter, so you have an easy escape route.
It looks like there are several hiking trails here too, and I will be sure to come back for more winter and summer trips.
Posted Jan 18, 2011 2:54 pm

Tracyalong with Sawmill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010


I hiked this one with Steven and Tyrel Stembridge, Tyler Smith, Cody Cureton, Kody Seastrunk, and Asa Sackschewsky.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 9:47 pm

sespegorillaMt Pinos  Sucess!


From Mt Able. Have also done it from Camp 3 Falls and from the Nordic Station in trhe parking lot(skied to top)
Posted Jun 29, 2010 10:56 pm

butitsadryheatYes, uneventful!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009


Easy hike up to the summit, and then a short trip over to Sawmill, so I could get two highpoints at the same time. We drove up to the trailhead from Cuyama, and enjoyed a great view of the valley below. The kids were not impressed!
Posted Jun 28, 2010 11:33 pm

Digglerfairly uneventful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005


Did this with Lara. Left TH (i.e. parking lot) @ 15.00. Perfectly clear (beautiful!), but cold & windy. With pines & dry grasses, reminded me a lot of Colorado. Met Matt Worster en route- had sent him an email with beta about Snow Mountain just a week or 2 before, halfway to summit. Summited @ 15.46. Left ~10 min. later- I kept going to Sawmill Peak (Kern County), w/ Lara turning around because she was too cold.
Posted Jun 4, 2010 2:14 pm

mrchad9With Sawmill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005


Watched a truck commercial being filmed on the road below the trailhead. Water trucks wetting the road and I've never seen so many people constantly polishing a vehicle that supposedly looks rugged.
Posted May 9, 2010 4:43 am

dgrimreaperAlong with Sawmill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009


Second hike in 5 months since badly spraining my ankle. Hit Mt. Pinos and Sawmill. Will come back in the spring to hit all 4 peaks in the area.
Posted Oct 28, 2009 3:20 am

missymtngirlMountain Biked This Bad Boy


I shocked myself with this ride....didn't think I had it in me, but lo and behold... I'm a bad ass afterall.
Posted Aug 20, 2009 6:05 am

McCannsterVentura County HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009


Quickee on the way down to visit a friend in SoCal. Obviously also went over to Sawmill. 2hrs 30 mins Car to Car.
Posted Jul 16, 2009 12:16 am

RobbNice views!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005


Grabbed this peak a number of times, and it is always a nice hike. Awesome views and a great workout!
Posted Jul 10, 2009 1:41 pm

fortybelowto the top!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2009


Hiked to the top and had great views - I could see the Sierra Nevada range in the distance.
Posted Jun 3, 2009 12:03 am

jspeiglWTC snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008


WTC snow travel training.
Posted Apr 15, 2009 10:56 pm

farrisglOvernight Backpack Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2003


Completed as a backpack training hike for our upcoming JMT trek in August. Very nice backpack trek and setting. Snow was still present on part of the trail. I was not aware of the road to the summit, so this put a slight damper on our 8 mile one way trek. Still a nice outing.
Posted Mar 3, 2009 3:03 pm

kavakStroll from the Parking Lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2000


I hiked this with my youngest son. Nice crisp fall hike.
Posted Sep 17, 2008 9:51 am

ericnoelRoad (Trail)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


A COHP and a P4000 for not much work. Or is that two COHPs?
Posted Jul 22, 2008 3:25 am

Augie MedinaNice Ridge Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

Augie Medina

Parked just below Cerro Oroeste, did that one, then took Mt. Pinos Trail to Grouse Mtn., Sawmill Mtn. and finally Pinos. Enjoyed the cool, calm breezes on the ridge while the LA Basin sweltered.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 10:43 am

mdoughertyNice day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008


Nice quick hike for a nice view. I'd like to go back and do the rest of the ridge.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 11:57 pm

llkylejUnexpected Snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2008


Brought the dog along for the ride. Didn't expect to see so much snow, but it made the descent that much easier.
Posted Apr 30, 2008 12:02 pm

justinjohnsenCN+S+P  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007
Hiked from Cerro Noroeste to Sawmill and Pinos. Cool and shady despite the blazing summer heat below.
Posted Feb 27, 2008 12:43 pm

Travis_Beautiful cold, icy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2007


Hiked with Tom and Coco. All the way to Cerro Noroeste and back in snow.

Here are my GPS tracks, Google Map and some photos.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 12:33 pm

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