Tri Fecta

Peak Summited2019 Mount Pinos
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadCuddy Valley Road
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusNo bugs
Snow ConditionsIntermittent snow - not hard to cross
Trail ConditionsTrail in good condition

We started at the parking lot at the top, and frankly if you are just going to do Mt. Pinos you might want to start more down the road unless you are good with a 2-mile dirt road walk.  We decided we were going to bag three peaks.  I guess its called a 321.  3 peaks, 2 counties, 1 day.  We climbed up the dirt road and when we saw the antennas we just cross country traveled to the top.  No sign, but the BM is located on the north side of the antennas on the rocks.  First peak- Mt Pinos done (Ventura County).  We decided to hike to Sawmill mountain (Kern County).  Continue up the road you came up for about 1/4 mile.  At the end make the right down the Tumamait trial and start the switchback down about 500 feet.  After about a mile and a half, you will see a use trail to the top of Sawmill Mtn.  It is easy to find as there is a large rock cairn at the summit.  Peak #2 done.  The third peak is Sawmill West.  This is a short cross country trek down Sawmill and up to the rocky outcropping on the other side of the trail.  There is a log book in a used peanut butter container under a stack of rocks.  All three are on the peakbaggers website and Topos and previous routes can be found there.  Total miles 8.2 3.5 hours 1506 elevation gain.

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