|Peak Summited||2019 Mount Pinos|
|Type of Hike||Snowshoe/XC Ski|
|Trailhead||Mount Pinos Nordic Base|
|Hiking Companions||Hiked with a group|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||No bugs|
|Snow Conditions||Trail snow-covered at times - Gear and expertise recommended|
|Trail Conditions||Minor obstacles posing few problems|
My friends and I have summited Mt. Pinos in the past, but I have never summited on snowshoes (first time snowshoeing). It was a gorgeous day; mid-30s; 4-5′ snow base; day old powder in places; and snow flurries in-between bright sunshine. Snowshoeing made the hike more difficult for sure, so I don't feel like I am being lazy about the Challenge (Besides… I did Mt. Baldy last year when I wasn't registered).
I highly recommend!