Mount Pinos Climber's Log

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boisedoc

boisedoc - May 7, 2017 5:51 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2017

short hike  Sucess!

pleasant stroll through a forest with a few snow patches left. views are not all that great.

StartingOver

StartingOver - Mar 20, 2017 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2017

Snowy Pinos  Sucess!

I originally planed to hike the Vincent Tumamait trail from Cerro Noroeste, but the road to Cerro Noroeste was closed. So I drove to the end of the Mt. Pinos road and hike/postholed to Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mountain.

Before planning the trip I checked the NOAA estimated snowfall depth, and did not see any snow, so I thought the hike would be free of snow in light of the very hot weather recently in SoCal. Big mistake. The snow was 1-3 feet deep throughout. Looking at it more closely now, I see that the amount was actually, apparently, "not estimated," so that probably should have clued me in. The snow was not much of a problem on the way to Sawmill, but the way back was challenging as the snow became soft. Still it was a grand adventure for me as it was my first real hike through snow.

Views were superb, with the spires of the Sierra Nevada clearly visible from the summits of both mountains.

Wheelbarrow

Wheelbarrow - Jan 21, 2017 5:33 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2016

Fun Trail Run  Sucess!

It was only about 4 miles RT so I hit Sawmill Mtn. as well.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Jan 15, 2016 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2015

27 Peaks in 21 Days  Sucess!

This was the first peak of a 21 day hiking road-trip with Heather. Pinos was a rather boring hike to be honest. We also did:

Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pahrump, Pinto, Nelson HP, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.

We also visited Heiroglyph Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.

See the trip report with photos for more information.

trexkerry - Jun 23, 2015 2:46 am Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Warm up for Big Pine  Sucess!

Was heading down to Maricopa to spend the night before Big Pine Mountain the next day, decided to leave a few hours early and visit Pinos and Sawmill, with a little Grouse thrown in for fun. Easy hike, and surprisingly beautiful weather on the mountain while the lowlands baked in 100+ degree heat. TR is HERE.

johnm - Jun 7, 2015 7:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2015

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain  Sucess!

From the Nordic Center - Nice relaxing outing with my wife on a June day. Plenty of wildflowers still blooming in spite of the drought.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jun 7, 2015 4:19 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2015

eighteen 4000prom  Sucess!

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davidsanger

davidsanger - Mar 20, 2015 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2015

Clear Day  Sucess!

The forecast had said 2" of snow but instead it was clear and sunny with scattered remnant snow patches. No-one in the parking lot and no way to pay for the adventure pass.

wordlessnature

wordlessnature - Jun 3, 2014 11:55 pm

Nice area...  Sucess!

Beautiful mountain, showing some character of the Sierras further north..

lpitman57

lpitman57 - Nov 2, 2013 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2013

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill to Grouse Mountain  Sucess!

Beautiful day, excellent walk. 9 miles, 2500 ft. Elevation gain. Blessed my day at the Chumash prayer tower, with Buddhist prayer flags and all. Quite a rock cairn marking the summit of Sawmill. Grouse Mountain summit cairn is hard to find. It is in the pines. Mt. Pinos summit marker is over by the radio tower.

dpsiebert

dpsiebert - Aug 15, 2013 4:09 am

XC ski  Sucess!

With Laura

lpitman57

lpitman57 - May 25, 2013 12:08 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2013

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain  Sucess!

From the Nordic Base parking lot, I hiked over Pinos to Sawmill Mountain on May 23, 2013, starting around noon. No snow, beautiful weather. Temperatures 62 to 65 in the sun, 55 degrees in the shade. Cool winds about 3 to 5 mph off the marine layer below, over the valleys. Blue sky above with chilly gusts up to 15 to 20 mph at times. Made for a brisk 4 hour, 7 mile hike above 8000 feet. Good preparation for moving up in elevation. 10,000 feet is next....

Terry Fazio

Terry Fazio - Apr 20, 2013 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2013

Mt Pinos - Sawmill  Sucess!

Hiked this along with Sawmill last Saturday. Was planning to add Grouse as well, but missed the turn & ended up just adding several miles through the forest. It was a beautiful day with only a little snow left. Once I got past Mt Pinos summit, I didn't see anyone until the return trip between Pinos & Sawmill.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 27, 2012 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2010

with Sawmill  Sucess!

quick trip - very fun

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 26, 2012 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Feb 5, 2012

Mount Pinos  Sucess!

Watch the Superbowl or hike up a mountain? That's an easy choice.

orbitor

orbitor - Apr 16, 2012 5:19 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

From Nordic Base via Mt. Pinos Trail  Sucess!

Easy stroll up to the flat summit, nice views in all directions.

labgloves

labgloves - Feb 21, 2012 12:21 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2012

with Sawmill  Sucess!

This was a nice hike in some snow as a diversion on a drive from Pasadena to the Bay. I started from the Nordic Station at the end of the road, and continued to Sawmill.

cdog

cdog - Feb 14, 2012 10:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1999

workin'  Sucess!

hiked this summit a few times while brushing and maintaining the trail, during my time on a Forest Service trail crew

Dundeel

Dundeel - Nov 11, 2011 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2011

Mt. Pinos Trail  Sucess!

Also did Sawmill and Sawmill West. Easy hiking. Beautiful day.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 21, 2011 1:58 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2011

Beautiful Fall day  Sucess!

Recently got interested in highpoint lists, did Sawmill and Grouse today as well.

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