Mount Pinos Climber's Log

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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.

dgrutherford

dgrutherford - Sep 21, 2011 2:09 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

From the Nordic Center  Sucess!

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!

CaHikr

CaHikr - Jun 22, 2011 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

Pinos & Sawmill  Sucess!

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.

cab

cab - May 16, 2011 10:36 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

Road  Sucess!

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!

Jonodo

Jonodo - Apr 23, 2011 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2011

Snow covered road  Sucess!

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.

kc7sqd - Jan 18, 2011 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Jan 16, 2011

Cross Country ski to the summit  Sucess!

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.

Tracy

Tracy - Aug 16, 2010 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

along with Sawmill  Sucess!

I hiked this one with Steven and Tyrel Stembridge, Tyler Smith, Cody Cureton, Kody Seastrunk, and Asa Sackschewsky.

sespegorilla

sespegorilla - Jun 29, 2010 10:56 pm

Mt 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)

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Jun 28, 2010 11:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009

Yes, uneventful!!!  Sucess!

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!

Diggler

Diggler - Jun 4, 2010 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005

fairly uneventful  Sucess!

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.

mrchad9

mrchad9 - May 9, 2010 4:43 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2005

With Sawmill  Sucess!

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.

dgrimreaper

dgrimreaper - Oct 28, 2009 3:20 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009

Along with Sawmill  Sucess!

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.

missymtngirl

missymtngirl - Aug 20, 2009 6:05 am

Mountain 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.

McCannster

McCannster - Jul 16, 2009 12:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2009

Ventura County HP  Sucess!

Quickee on the way down to visit a friend in SoCal. Obviously also went over to Sawmill. 2hrs 30 mins Car to Car.

Robb

Robb - Jul 10, 2009 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2005

Nice views!  Sucess!

Grabbed this peak a number of times, and it is always a nice hike. Awesome views and a great workout!

fortybelow

fortybelow - Jun 3, 2009 12:03 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2009

to the top!  Sucess!

Hiked to the top and had great views - I could see the Sierra Nevada range in the distance.

jspeigl

jspeigl - Apr 15, 2009 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

WTC snowshoe  Sucess!

WTC snow travel training.

farrisgl

farrisgl - Mar 3, 2009 3:03 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2003

Overnight Backpack Trip  Sucess!

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.

kavak

kavak - Sep 17, 2008 9:51 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2000

Stroll from the Parking Lot  Sucess!

I hiked this with my youngest son. Nice crisp fall hike.

ericnoel

ericnoel - Jul 22, 2008 3:25 am Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Road (Trail)  Sucess!

A COHP and a P4000 for not much work. Or is that two COHPs?

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