Recently got interested in highpoint lists, did Sawmill and Grouse today as well.
Hiked along with Sawmill & Grouse. Temps ranged from the 30's to 50's in MAY! Very windy and still lots of snow going down/up the switchbacks from Pinos to Sawmill. Very nice hike!
Hiked the Vincent Tumamait trail from the Cerro Noreste rd.
Great clear day low to mid 60's, trail condition was excelent (no snow). The rock tower on Sawmill pk. was very cool.
An out and back trip including Mt. Pinos, Sawmill Mtn., Grouse Mtn., and Cerro Noroeste. Surprisingly cold and windy day with some snow flurries starting around noon. Probably the coldest day I have hiked on this year - in May!
Hiked this one with the kids and my Dad. I was going to head over to Sawmill to get the county high point but I ran out of time. Suprising amount of snow still. Approx 3 feet.
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.
I hiked this one with Steven and Tyrel Stembridge, Tyler Smith, Cody Cureton, Kody Seastrunk, and Asa Sackschewsky.
From Mt Able. Have also done it from Camp 3 Falls and from the Nordic Station in trhe parking lot(skied to top)
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!
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.
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.
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.
I shocked myself with this ride....didn't think I had it in me, but lo and behold... I'm a bad ass afterall.
Quickee on the way down to visit a friend in SoCal. Obviously also went over to Sawmill. 2hrs 30 mins Car to Car.
Grabbed this peak a number of times, and it is always a nice hike. Awesome views and a great workout!
Hiked to the top and had great views - I could see the Sierra Nevada range in the distance.
WTC snow travel training.
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.
I hiked this with my youngest son. Nice crisp fall hike.
A COHP and a P4000 for not much work. Or is that two COHPs?