Nice quick hike for a nice view. I'd like to go back and do the rest of the ridge.
Brought the dog along for the ride. Didn't expect to see so much snow, but it made the descent that much easier.
Hiked from Cerro Noroeste to Sawmill and Pinos. Cool and shady despite the blazing summer heat below.
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.
with Travis and Coco under stormy skies. A little over 6 hours r/t from the parking lot below Mt Pinos. Included Mt Pinos, Sawmill, Grouse, and Cere Noroeste mostly in 1 foot deep unconsolidated (and tiring) snow.
Pinos, Sawmill, Grouse and Cerro Noroeste in just over five hours.
My friends and I used to climb all over Pinos when we were in high school. Mostly we would bail after lunch during the winters from 1994 - 1997 and set up little kickers and table-tops back in the woods for our own private snowboard park. I can't be certain, but I seem to recall that we once built a small hit at the bottom of a small knoll that constitutes the summit. I love this mountains and the memories it brings back.
Traversed the high ridge of the local mountains from Cerro Noroeste, over Sawmill and up to Pinos. A relaxing, mostly wooded hike with a mixed Sierra & Outdoors Club group. Hoped to see a condor, since this is one of the few places they live in the wild, but no such luck. Did see a young adult bear crossing the road on the drive up.
Uneventful dayhike from rec area parking lot. Consistent snow cover.
Went up with a couple of fellow SP memebers. There was some snow, which made the short hike a lot of fun.
Latest visit was from the west, through the Chumash Wilderness. A very enjoyable stroll. Trip Report
I tagged this one first before going over to do Sawmill Mtn. The temperature was almost 100 degrees and fortunately I had enough water to keep me from drying up and blowing away. I didn't go up the road, I just went up cross country from the parking area and in the process I spooked a couple deer that were trying to beat the heat of the day in a wooded section. I took the road down on the way back. An easy hike regardless of which way you go.
First time with a trip to Reyes, then second with the rest of the Pinos group. Really nice trail connecting the peaks.
Had a nice hike in combination with Sawmill Mtn. The day was beautiful for me, but eveidence was all around of the wild weather the day before. The snow and ice was blasted to the sides of trees and the radio tower and was falling off in chunks as the day warmed. It didn't matter if you under the tree or not. :-)