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Sawmill & Mt. Pinos

Made this a fun weekend trip- camped at Mt. Pinos campground and started the hike from there. Added about 2 miles round trip but it…

Almost melted my berries….

Started the right around sunrise (6:00am) temperature in Redbox parking lot was 74 degrees. Nice easy to follow trail. Last 1.5 miles is very strenuous.…

Sawmill Mountain!

Hiked to Sawmill Mountain and back on Wednesday, July 7 on my way home from Mt Whitney (summited July 6).  Started at Nordic Station at…

Savoring Sawmill Mountain

Four days later and I’m still savoring Sawmill Mountain! From the wildflowers, to the sun hitting the hillsides, this hike had all the views. I…

Skipping to Sawmill

Beautiful day up at Mt. Pinos and Sawmill. Easy trail to follow (until the turnoff .2 miles from the Sawmill summit, but many thanks to…

3,2,1 and Done Sawmill

Enjoyable hike. These mountains were beautiful.  I would definitely hike it again if I didn’t have to drive 3 hours to get to the trail…

Hike 6: Sawmill Mtn

Great hike. Went to hike Mt pinos first which was relatively easy. Then continue hiking to Sawmill Mtn. Great starting hike for whomever is going…

5-4-3-2-1 GO!

I completed the 2021 #sixpackofpeaks Challenge with Sawmill Mountain as my sixth peak!! I also had another goal, to finally bag Cerro Noroeste. I planned…

Sawmill with a side of Mt Pinos

Loved this hike! It’s more challenging than we thought due to the grade. We added on Grouse and Sawmill which made the hike 11 miles…

3 peaks, steep grade, stunning scenery

Three peaks, 11 miles, 2,766’elevation gain, 30% grade, 87 degrees and 30th hike of 2021. We gotta go to bed before midnight next time! Great…

Mt Pinos & Sawmill

We started on the trail at about 8am. We got a little lost once we got into Frazier Park, so this set us back about…

Satisfying Sawmill

Less than a week after hiking San Jacinto, my hiking buddy and I set out to hike Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mountain. We knew it…

Number 3 of 6

7 of my co workers joined me for my 3 peak sawmill via Mt Pinos. This was the first hike for 3 of them and…

Sawmill Mt. ~ Done!

Started the hike at 6:45 finished around 4-5 PM then stopped by a homemade pizza place for lunch. Be sure to take a lot of…

Sawmill Mountain

On the trail just before 6 am and I was the only one out. Did not see anyone until I began my hike back to…

Sawmill, Grouse and Mt.Pinos 3.2.1challenge

What can I say?!! Another gorgeous Saturday and we all accomplished our 3.2.1…challenge Mt. Pinos, Sawmill, Grouse~ from the opposite direction and harder incline –…

Sawmill Mtn. 321 fun!

Daughter and I did the 321 Challenge (Grouse Mtn., SAWMILL Mtn., Mount Pinos) in a tad over 6 hours; we took multiple breaks and enjoyed…

the burnt trail

not the best hike I’ve done but was good to get out. the fire burned up a lot of the trail, which was a little…

Mt. Pinos. Sawmill Mountain.

7mi hike. 34°F. Fresh air and nice view. I enjoyed seeing the stones and pinecones everywhere. The highlight of the day was eating the spaghetti…

i saw Mill and Pinos

easy hike,  beautiful wild flowers, wide trail,  with great views.   The was up but the wind made it so cold.  so be prepared and…

Sawmill you are gorgeous!

Beautiful trail and scenic views.  The altitude was a little tough on me and the heat zapped my energy on the way back but we…

2 out of 3 Cs – SAWMILL

I was a great hike! Seriously. Beautiful weather, breezy & bright…This hike has it all. It has strenuous elevation climbing parts, but never gets “hard.”…

3-2-1 Overnight

For those who have done the Six-Pack of Peaks, you know how long of a drive it is to the trailhead for Sawmill, and for…

321

Another beautiful so cal day.   Mid-upper 70s temps.   Trail was in great condition

Beautiful 3-2-1 Challenge

Nice weather, beautiful scenery. We went on to Grouse for the 3-2-1 Challenge. Great hike for summer because the altitude keeps things cool.

Sawmill

Everything I love about hiking. Great trees & flowers a little challenging at points but not too hard. There was enough tree coverage & a…

Sawmill Mountain

Camped at Mt. Pinos Campground the night before. Started at 0830 and the parking lot was packed with mostly bikers who will take another trail—-…

Just do it! 3-2-1 Challenge

If you’re going to drive all the way out here to hike the Sawmill Peak for the challenge, why not add Mt Pinos and Grouse…

3-2-1

Hot day. Great day to get the 3-2-1. Not too many other hikers out after mount pinos.

3 Peaks from Nordic Lodge

Most of it to Mt. Pinos and Sawmill is a wide dirt track/ski run.  It becomes single track and into the pine forest when you…

Why stop at one peak?

We drove up from San Diego and hit all three peaks on this beautiful Monday. Hit Los Pinos first, followed by sawmill and ended at…

Sawmill Mountain

The longest driver ever! However it was a nice hike with my trailsisters., since we were all up there, we decided to the 3-2-1 challenge…

Sawmill Mountain

Longest driver ever! We decided to the the 3-2-1 challenge as well since we were all up here. The hike with my trailsisters were very…

Three in One

Sitting in the car in the parking lot you could see swarms of flies and I was thinking to myself this is not going to…

Sawmill Mountain

Beautiful day hike to Sawmill Mountain; great weather on Memorial Day.

Sawmill Mountain via Pinos

Did 3 peaks in sequence for this hike – hiked first to Mt. Pinos, followed by the Sawmill, and then the Grouse Mountain. I were…

Saw it all at Sawmill

Started on our trek about 8am. the parking lot at the trailhead was only about half full, interesting for a holiday weekend. The trail was…

Sawmill Mountian

The weather was beautiful and the hikers we met along the way were very friendly.  I’m still struggling with breathing in higher altitudes but Dayna…

Sawmill 3-2-1

This was a great hike! Did this with a group of 8 and Hershel the pup. Easy going to Mt. Pinos, it was pretty up…

#5

Nice and easy. Beautiful day. Steady climb

Nordic 3 Peaker

Great day through the Nordic Station area. Weather was great so we decided to go all the way to Grouse Mtn.

Sawmill amidst the 3-2-1 challenge

We started off early, hitting the trailhead at about 0725am.  It was a little chilly at first, and when in the shadow of the enormous…

Sawmill and the 3-2-1 Challenge

Before I start to describe my hike, I want to take a moment to explain I’m 43 years old, I have mild asthma and a…

Starting the Six at Sawmill

I got a late start on the peaks but started off with a great one. Lovely drive up to Ventura County from the LA Valley…

Saw Sawmill

Hiked this peak as part of the 321 challenge.  Mount Pinos and Sawmill had some spectacular views. Not that impressed with Grouse. It was a…

Extra Credit #7

It could not have been more beautiful. If it wasn’t such a long drive I would hike this area all the time. I was curious…

Sawmill

It was a cool breezy shaded hike, really rocky at times

Saturday on Sawmill Mountain

Great weather for the hike to Mt. Pinos and Sawmill Mountain.  Check trail guides before you go, since the paths aren’t well marked.  It’s a…

3 peaks: Pinos, Sawmill & Grouse

My 2nd peak this year, though at the time I hadn’t officially signed up to do the 6-peak challenge.  The next one will be officially…

Sawmill (plus 2 more)!

A very enjoyable hike.  We did all 3 peaks outs there, so logged a bit over 10 miles.  Gorgeous scenery and weather.  The entire hike…

Sawmill Mountain

I thought this was a fairly easy hike. Started at 8:15 a.m. The weather was crisp and the sun was shining. Plenty of shade along…

3-2-1 Challenge includes Sawmill Mtn

Completed the 3-2-1 Challenge including Sawmill.  Beautiful weather, 34 degrees at the start, 53 when we finished.  Great up and down hike!  Great views from…

3 Peaks in 1

Did the 321 challenge for this hike with a 29 pound pack. It wasn’t easy, but great training. Sign at Mt. Pinos is gone. Lots…

Sawmill

Did this hike while training for the JMT.  Carried 39lbs.  It was a mistake.

1-2-3 on a quiet weekday

Spend the night before at McDonald’s Gill campground. Rather chilly night, but a good early start. It adds a few miles to start at McGill…

Sawmill Mtn.

5/16/2021. Cold & windy most of the time but so glad the sun was up. Saw thick, gray clouds over San Gabriel Mtns on our…

Sawmill Mountain

A very long drive (3+ hours) but the views & tree-lined-forest-feel trail was worth it. Cold & windy day but the sunshine made it for…

Sawmill Mountain/3-2-1 Challege

Day started out overcast and windy, but warmed up and settled down as the morning went on. Lots of wildlife. Very few other hikers on…

The 1-2-3 Challenge ;p ;p

Great hike today with my friend Suzanne. We tackled the 3-2-1 Challenge in reverse order. Starting with Grouse Mountain, then Sawmill and finally Mount Pinos.…

Sawmill Mountain

A beautiful and fairly easy hike with stunning views. We completed in ~4 hours. Definitely recommend!

Make sure you look on the trail.

The hike was fun and pretty mellow. The weather was perfect and the trail was in great condition. My father and I accidentally went up…

Sawmill Mountain / 321 Challenge

The hike itself was pretty easy. Started at Nordic Base Camp at 6:45am and completed the hike in just under 5 hours. A little over…

Sawmill Mountain / 321 Challenge

The hike itself was pretty easy. Possibly one of not the easiest peak(s) I’ve ever summit. No bugs. First half of the trail is sunny,…

3-2-1 Challenge

Did the 3-2-1 challenge because why not.  Perfect weather, great trail conditions and lots of friendly people along the way.

3-2-1 Countdown to Happiness

What a beautiful trail. Honestly my favorite of the 6 pack by far. The tall pines and rolling landscape that towers over the desert in…

3-2-1 sawmill Mountain challenge

It was a nice day for a hike, snow was gone. Weather in the low 70, clear skies. The views were amazing. We hiked from…

3-2-1 Challenge

Came to do Sawmill, but we decided to take on the 3-2-1 challenge. This peak was my final peak for the six pack of peaks…

Are we there yet?

The weather was clear with a nice chill at 56 degrees. We didn’t have a full crew but, still managed to have fun. Except for…

3-2-1 Don’t forget to look down

Arrived at the huge Nordic Base parking lot at 7:45. Pretty empty. Perfect cool weather. Light jacket up to Pinos but peeled it off soon…

Sawmill

So F far away from my house. 4 hours drive one way 👎👎👎. Beautiful trail 😍😍

3-2-1-2-3

Like 4 patches of snow remain so I’m counting that as snow free 😉 Started the day right by jumping off the highway and missing…

I Saw(Mill) Again

Having this trail as the farthest from me, my friend and I decided a certain time to be at Nordic base around 7am. Given the…

3-2-1 Challenge

I found this to be an easy and beautiful hike. I love that it wasn’t crowded. Minimal snow. Maybe 1-2 patches to cross.

Sawmill Mt. May 1

Sunny skies perfect temp for hiking. went with friends met other ladies doing the 6 pack of peak challenge.

Sawmill 321

We accompanied the 3-2-1, three peaks, two counties, one day.

Sawmill 2021

Crystal-clear day. A few tiny patches of snow were along the trail, but nothing to speak of.

3.. 2.. 1! Iwihinmu!

“Mountains are Earth’s undecaying Monuments…“ at least to the original Ineseño-speaking dwellers of the Traverse Range, West of the Tejon Pass in Southern California. My…

3-2-1 Action!

I successfully completed the 3-2-1 Challenge today!  It was happy because I failed to Summit Mt San Jacinto 2 Weeks ago. It felt good to…

Beautiful day in the sun

Hiked on 4/28 This was a great hike not too challenging. The climbs aren’t too long and they mellow out so you can rest before…

Looking for #2 on the 321 challenge

Tackled Sawmill while hiking the 3-2-1 challenge. Overall it was a pretty tame hike, just long, ~11miles total. The view at Sawmill is amazing and…

Sawmill

Patchy but doable with no crampons, very cold and windy!!

Sawmill + Pinos

Started around 5am and it was pitch dark with freezing temp in the lower 30s°F, but we were expecting these conditions. Brought my backpacking backpack…

Mt Pinos to Sawmill

We got an early start and saw a beautiful sunrise. The weather was cool and windy! The trail was great. A tiny bit of snow…

Cuz hot mess hike

The hike wasn’t too bad for the most part. There is a series of switch backs you have to decent then go back up which…

Mmm, Sawmill we hiked

We hiked Sawmill starting from the Mount Pinos trail.  The weather was probably in the 40s with a wind chill, but once you start moving…

Who Knew!

What started as a hike to Mt Pinos turned into joining the Challenge again. Two friends and I decided to get away from the same…

Sawmill

Great hike. The weather was about 48 degrees and a little windy. The trail to Mt Pinos is pretty easy and wide. The best views…

Sawmill Slog

Hiked with two friends. Patches of snow/ice across the north-facing sections of trail but nothing major. Otherwise it was a gorgeous day and pretty chill…

Perky Pinos Saw Mill

We hit the trail early in the morning before others were up. Encountered a big of snow on the way to Sawmill. Spikes were helpful…

Sawmill

Beautiful day, a little windy. Did Mt.Pinos and Sawmill.  One section coming down had a bit of snow, but nothing too hard.

3 peaks from nordic station

Did this trail multiple times. Might’ve done this too early in the season. There are still snow parts of the trail. Some knee deep. Had…

Sawmill

Did the 3-2-1 challenge. Mt pinos, sawmill and grouse. Do NOT do this hike without downloading the map first. We lost the trail at least…

Sawmill Mountain

We started hiking at 7:20am and had to put on our Yaktrax right away. The trail was a combination of dirt, slush, ice, and powdered…

3, 2, 1 Challenge

Lots of snow. Definitely needed the crampons. They helped a lot. This was definitely a hard hike. Mt. Pinos, then Sawmill then Grouse. Lots of…

1st Spiked Hike

The trail is easy to follow up to the Condor Observatory.  It disappears in large sections after that.  This was my 1st time hiking in…

3-2-1 Sawmill

Sawmill Mountain with Grouse Mountain and Mount Pinos for the 3-2-1 Challenge. Nice, clear day for the hike. The strong pine scent between Sawmill and…

Sawmill and Mt Pinos

Bagged 2 peaks in the snow the trail was so beautiful. Lots of snow during our first stop to Mt Pinos.  Then the overlook area…

Sawmill fun in the snow

Beautiful day in the mountains plenty of snow but not a problem. The hike was nice and easy.