A Snowy Pinos and Sawmill

We could follow others tracks in the snow to Mt Pino but then needed to use Gaia GPS to navigate on to Sawmill Mountain.  It…

All Snow on Pinos and Sawmill

Awesome day in the Los Padres National Forest. Perfect weather, a bit cloudy, no wind, and temps around 37 F. Snow was firm at our…

Mt. Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse

We tried to schedule our Mt. Pinos (& Sawmill and Grouse) summits to take place before the snow we encountered last year; unfortunately, it snowed…

Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mtn.

Started at 6:30am from Chula Vista Campground. 37 degrees and clear. Not strenuous hike to Mt. Pinos so we added the trip over to Sawmill…

Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain

I hiked with my hubby.  This was our last hike for the challenge.  We started out at 6:30 am.  It didn’t take long to get…

Pinos

Great short hike. Beautiful area and always nice to be outside of L.A. County. Very easy stroll, we even plan on taking the toddler with…

Mt. Pinos- 3-2-1 Challenge

Great hike! The views were BEAUTIFUL, however, starting from Nordic base it was the first of the three peaks we reached so we summited Grouse…

Post-Spartan Race Hike Up Mt. Pinos

I hiked Mt Pinos last Sunday after a Spartan Trail Race in nearby Lebec because it was conveniently located within 30 minutes of the venue. …

3-2-1 Group Hike

Although I already did Mt. Pinos earlier this year, I returned to do the 3-2-1 Hike: 3 peaks in 2 counties in 1 day.  This…

Herd of turtles do Mt Pinos

Easy hike. The 2.5 hour drive each way was more gruelling than the hike. Good for taking dogs and kids. Cool to see the view…

Mt. Piños plus 3-2-1 Challenge

Beautiful fall hike but COLD. Thirty- and forty-something temps. And windy. Piños is my #9 of the challenge, plus did the 3-2-1 Challenge (Piños, Sawmill,…

12 for 12: The Completion

12 of 12, Mt. Pinos completes my 6PP challenge. I wish I’ve completed this before the deadline but I came up short. At least I…

Number 10 of the 12!

Number 10 of the 12!@sixpackofpeaks Zoozeee’s second peak/one in Sedona, Arizona & one here at Pinos. And also congratulations to @fiirewerx for completing his 12…

Mount Pinos

Wanted to log Mt Pinos to keep working on all 12 peaks. The Saddleridge fire blocked the 5 Fwy, and we had to go 90…

Pinot 3 Peaks

The reason we wimped out and used the closest trailhead was a result of an unexpected 5 hour journey time (including a 90 mile diversion)…

Pinos and Sawmill

Wanted to do all 3, but got a later start and I had stuff to do.

Mount Pinos

My last hike for 12. I was scared. I never hiked alone but I went for it. Took the day off and drove out. Parked…

Picnic Hike

Chilly but sunny day. Lovely for a day hike. We picnicked up at the Peak!! #jaguarhikes

Pinos Pleasure Trip

Soft trail and 40 degrees weather were both a welcome change. Lovely sea of flowers lined both sides of the trail. Amazingly quiet peaceful surroundings…

Across the finish line

This was my last peak, after a grueling year facing some of the toughest peaks in SoCal, I can finally say I am finished, this…

Ego my Twelve

Completed the twelve pack with wonderful friends

Pinos Solo

Felt fabulous hiking this one solo. Weather was perfect for a long hike.

Mt Pinos

Did the three peaks from Nordic Station (parking lot, elevation at 8,300).  Moderate effort hike on a beautiful trail that goes up and down.  It’s…

Mt Pinos

A beautifully long drive to the trail head. Great little hike for beginners. Beautiful scenery and worth the drive. If we had time, we would…

Mt. Pinos

Quick hike. Last of the 6. Pretty views.

Midnight at Mount Pinos

We started our hike after midnight to get a 6th peak in before the deadline. Beautiful and cool even in the dark.

Worth the 104 mile drive!!

First time summiting Mt. Pinos. It was a long 104 mile drive, and only a 3 mile hike round trip, but the views totally payed…

Are we there, yet?

Open land, so lovely.  Great rocks.  Coyote sighting.  Cool temps.  Didn’t break a sweat.  Great views.

Coyote sighting

Beautiful but short and sweet, views were amazing for such a short hike and thanks to Bonnie for squeezing it in ❤️ Very cool temps…

Mt.Pinos

I started this hike at the Nordic base. I also did this hike as the 3-2-1 challenge, going to mt.pinos, sawmill and grouse. It was…

Mt. Pinos

Hiked Pinos and Sawmill. Highly recommend camping at Chula Vista campground to make the drive worth it. The sites are all walkups and free! We…

A gourmet hike

Bagging Mt. Pinos was a perfect 10 leisurely camping experience. Ten down, two to go. Added Sawmill Peak as well hence summiting the tallest points in…

Mt Pinos and Sawmill Mountain

Weekend camping trip at Mt. Pinos Nordic Base started with us making camp around 1:00 PM Saturday and heading out Mt. Pinos around 2:00.  We…

Mt. Pinos

Beautiful mountain.  Hiked this by myself and hit Pinos and Sawmill peak.  Challenging but short enough.

One more

Very cool, 69 degrees the entire way, perfect hiking weather

Mt. Pinos

Completed the 3-2-1 Challenge starting at 4 a.m. hiked straight to catch the sunrise at Sawmill Peak. Our second stop was Grouse Peak were we…

321 summit’s

Mount Pinos was my 12th peak for the 6 pack of peaks. There was no way driving that far for such a small hike. So…

#6 – Mt Pinos!

Spent a beautiful day in the Los Padres National Forest! This trail is rated “hard” and I thought, “How hard could it be?” Not much…

Mt. Pinos

Gorgeous day. Went with a great hiking buddy. We took our time and enjoyed the beautiful trail. We did Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mountain.  The…

Hiking Pinos

It was a beautiful hike. Met the creator of this challenge (Jeff), his wife and new pup at the peak…that was a highlight.  Beautiful views…

Little House on the Prairie

The trail itself is well marked, there seems to be more than enough parking; though I did get there early-ish. LOL. I would NEVER find…

Mount Pinos

5 down one to go! This is a beautiful trail! Loved hearing the wind blow through the trees!

3-2-1,BLAST OFF!

Since I was driving all the way to Mt. Pinos I thought I would get the most bang for my buck. We did the 3-2-1…

Speed Hike to Pinos

Due to time constraints I decided not to do my initial plan to hike Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse like last year but to do only…

Mt. Pinos and the 321 challenge

After a big old long drive we finally arrived at the Nordic station parking lot..driving over two hours for a 4 mile RT hike didnt…

Long Drive for a short hike

Since Mt. Pinos was a long drive and the hike was definitely easy I decided to hike down to Sawmill Mountain!  I live in San…

Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse

I wasn’t sure how “easy” Mount Pinos would be. After reaching the summit, I decided to attempt Sawmill and Grouse Mountains as well… to make…

Oh My Gosh its EASY!

First I have to say this is by far the easiest peak I’ve done. I want to say this is part of the challenge because…

3-2-1 Challenge

Camped overnight at Mcgill campground to start early the next day as this trail is a 3hr drive from where we live. Campground was pretty…

A hard but beautiful hike

We started from this trail. But after two mile, very hard to pass to much plant of manzanitas trees over growing. But we did it…

Mt Pinos round 2

This is one of my favorites from the list of 12. It’s a shady beautiful hike. The weather was cool. It was nice to not…

Unexpectedly beautiful

Did the 3-2-1 challenge today with Hikerbabes Santa Clarita chapter.  The trail is very gradual to Pinos, less than 2 miles to peak.  The views…

Mt Pinos

Great day to hit another peak.  Also combined with 321 Challenge. Grouse Mtn sign is gone though.  New sign for Pinos was there, awesome.

Gorgeous hike!

A great hike! This was my first hike in the Los Padres National Forest, and it didn’t disappoint. Pretty trail, mostly shaded but some exposed…

Mount Pinos

Un amanecer hermoso!El clima muy agusto, hay mucha sombra por los Pinos que Te ayuda a sentirte más fresco. Es un sendero muy bien marcado. El letrero de…

Mount Pinos

It was a beautiful morning Hike. We went early enough to see the sun rise.  We also saw many birds, butterflies and gorgeous flowers.  The…

Mount Pinos and Sawmill Peak

Really beautiful day for a hike. Pinos isn’t quite as challenging as the others, but it’s a really nice hike. We added Sawmill, which also…

Mt. Pinos

A very short, easy hike. The drive took longer than the actual hike did. Pretty but would not do again due to the drive.

Mt Pinos

A nice hike. Not many other people until we got into the campgrounds.  Lots of shade and nice scenery. I wish we would have done…

Nice & Easy, but That Drive Tho…..

Beautiful area to hike and camp in. Hike was nice and easy.  Trailhead parking lot was wide open. Few very people on the trail. Took…

Mt. Pinos

The longest hike I’ve done so far but relatively easy.

Mt. Pinos plus bonus peaks

Our route was an 11-mile out and back on the Vincent Tumamait trail to Mt. Pinos with minor detours to Sawmill Peak and Grouse Mtn.…

Mount Pinos

Started the hike to Mount Pinos via McGill Trail. The weather was hot! However we did the most out of it all. We had the…

TRIPLE SUMMIT

Headed out to the top of Mt. Pinos via Vincent Tumamait Trailhead from Cerro Noroeste Rd at 7am with a group of 3.  Trail is…

Taking it Easy

4th and final peak for the weekend.  This has been a tune up for doing the original 6 plus Ontario next weekend, Friday – Sunday. …

2 Peaks in a Day! Sawmill and Pinos

Beautiful but tough!! I did not know which trailhead to use.  The main trail listed on AllTrails is 3.6 miles round trip with a 515…

Pinos

Not too many bugs

3-2-1 Challenge!

Did the 3-2-1 challenge and summited mt pinos in the process! It was a beautiful day and the trail was full of wild flowers!!

Pinos

Nice hike. Lots of steep challenges

In Bloom

Nikki and I hiked to the Summet of Pinos The Weather was Great hi 60’s. we started at the Mcgill trailhead and logged a roundtrip…

Hint of Sierras

Loved discovering a new place!!!! Wasn’t quite sure which routes qualify for this hike, but I ended up going out past Sawmill Mountain as well,…

Mount Pinos from Cerro Noroeste

Beautiful wildflowers all along the ridge. This is a nice route to make Pinos a bit more scenic and challenging. I also made side trips…

Mt. Pinos on a Sunday

This was the first time I hike any of the peaks alone.  I have to say it went well.  I met a wonderful group of…

Mount Pinos Peak

We camp at Campo Alto Campground Friday Night. The weather at night was cold and windy. Good thing we came prepared. We started the hike…

3,2,1 Challenge Pinos

Be grateful for the air we breathe, the sun that gives us light, the wind that refreshes us, the water we drink and to the…

Weekend Camping

Made this a weekend camping trip at Chula Vista campground next to the Nordic Center.  We claimed our spot, and hit the trail.  Just past…

Pinos, Sawmill, and Grouse

Started at around 8am.  Felt like it was somewhere in the low 50’s at the beginning, but by midday it had warmed up enough to…

Dodging death

LOTS of mountain bikers headed down the whole way up. Trail was good , creeks were flowing.

Mt Pinos and Sawmill and back

Great hike to Mt Pinos, then Sawmill and back. Only one patch of snow left. The weather is getting warmer but a great first Peak…

Center of the Universe

I did the 3-2-1 Challenge hike with the Mountain Humpers hiking group on June 2nd 2019.  This challenge is hike up to 3 Peaks (Mt.…

First Peak of the Year!

So, since this peak was my suggestion to the Six Pack of Peaks, I felt that I should do this peak first this year! Plus,…

From Mt Pinos to Sawmill Mountain

We picked up the trail to Mt Pinos from Nordic Base. It is approximately 4 miles total, so our hiking group decided to add Sawmill…

Tri Fecta

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…

Mt Pinos

This was a long hike approx 17-18 miles but it was very enjoyable, the weather was perfect. The trail goes thru 3 campgrounds which makes…

Mt. Pinos

I have done the hike from the Nordic Base to the summit many times. All trails said hiking from the McGill parking lot to the…

Fourth of My Six

Mt. Pinos- a lovely, short, easy hike! Fabulous views at the top and other trails to continue on to if you have time.

Mt. Pinos

Mt. Pinos hike was beautiful and practically perfect temperature.  Very few bugs.  A wee little bit of snow above the Chula Vista campground, but easy…

Mount Pinos

Started from Nordic Base, few patches of snow but nothing that would require microspikes unless you’d be continuing down to Sawmill Peak. There was no…

#5 Completed! Piños

We decided that the hike just to Piños wasn’t long enough for the 2+ hour drive out there so we did the 3-2-1 Challenge which…

Mount Pinos

Since Mount Pinos  was a fairly easy hike, we also did Sawmill and Grouse.  There were a few places where the trail was covered in…

Mount Pinos

Since Mt Pinos is a fairly easy hike, we decided to also hike Sawmill and Grouse.  Snow covered parts of the trail after Pinos but…

Slushy Mt. Pinos

We started the hike for Mt. Pinos from Chula Vista Campground. We walked away from the trail in the beginning (which we later termed  as…

Slushy Mt. Pinos

We started the hike for Mt. Pinos from Chula Vista Campground. We walked away from the trail in the beginning (which we later termed  as…

Mount Pinos

The hike to Mount Pinos Summit was easy to get to. There was a fair amount of snow on the ground but nothing that was…

Hiking in snow

Beautiful day for a hike! The trail was a bit hard to follow due to all the snow that still has not melted. Have to…

Mount Pinos

We encountered more snow than expected and had difficulty staying on the trail. We had a blast tho!

Mt. Pinos & Sawmill Mountain

Right away there was snow/ice in patches that we had to cross. Once we were about a half a mile in the ground was pretty…

Mount Pinos, four of six.

Nice leisurely hike.  A majority of the trail is covered in snow.  I had no specialized gear or even hiking poles; kinda wished I had…

Slogging thru the snow to Mt Pinos

Fun hike. Beautiful day and great views! A lot more snow than we expected. A long…..drive to get to from North Orange County.

Perfect Pinos

Snow present but not difficult to hike through.  No special equipment needed.  Pleasant hike.

The Farthest Hike

The trail is still mostly snow covered, but the road up is clear and drivable without chains or 4wd. A few spots of soft snow…

Through clouds

We hiked through clouds, you couldnt see more than 100 feet in front of you. Great hike, though very short and not alot of inclines.…

Mt Pinos

Started at the Mt Pinos parking lot. Trail was covered in snow. Had to follow footprints in the snow. Went a bit past the Mt.…