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Sawmill Mountain

Relatively easy hike, we were pleasantly surprised by the nice views. Weather was nice, not too hot.

Sawmill

2 hour drive to do this hike!  Views are very rewarding.  One of my favorite trails. Tolerable weather.  Had the summit to ourselves  – We…

Gorgeous morning at Pinos to Sawmill

Man this is a pretty hike.  I was glad to have GPS-powered navigation as the trail is not well marked beyond Mt. Pinos.  It’s not…

Mt Pinos/Sawmill Mtn

Nice hike!  Even saw a bear!  Perfect way to end the six-pack this year.

We came, We Sawmilled, We conquered

Saturday was a gorgeous day to hike at Mt. Pinos, which offered a respite from the L.A. heat thanks to the higher elevation. Maggie May…

Sawmill Mountain

The weather was a bit warm, especially for our dog Curly, and we missed the final turn to the peak adding on an extra mile…

321 Sawmill

Trail was great. Kicked my butt. First two peaks were easy. Getting to third peak literally took my breath away. After that I was wiped…

Sawmill

3,2,1 great hike. Lots of beautiful wild flowers. Morning rain shower was nice.

Sawmill Mountain

Beautiful hike, still down wildflowers out. Nice cloud covering today and some showers on our drive down. Not overly strenuous hike but definitely long and…

Last peak!! Sawmill

This is SUCH a beautiful area!! I had gone through Frazier park and I have been to Los Padres wilderness before but never in this…

3•2•1 for 4th year!

I recommend hiking this on a Tuesday…only saw a couple people the entire day!! Only downfall is the traffic going home!!!

Saw it Done it

A bugs here n there…no one on the trail… that’s all. Completed the 321 challenge as well

Sawmill Peak (+) (3.2.1 Challenge)

What a Day! Weather was beautiful!! Trail was Awesome; and Views were Absolutely Amazing. Trail buddy and I actually decided to do All (3) Peaks;…

Sawmill 3-2-1

Beautiful day for 3-2-1 Pinos, Sawmill, & Grouse. Trails clear and no issues.

Sawmill 1 of 6

My first of the 6 pack challenge. This trail was well maintained and easy to follow. The weather was perfect! We had blue skies, fresh…

Sawmill- beautiful and green

This is the first peak I decided to do for the 6 pack challenge. I’m happy I chose this one. The weather was a perfect…

Sawmill 🪚✅

Hit the halfway mark on the six pack challenge with Sawmill! Beautiful views! 

3-2-1 Challenge (SawMill)

Another beautiful Hike, with multiple view points. No luck on seeing Condors, but it was lots of fun.

6th Peak Done!

Lovely flowers and quite fragrant too!  Very peaceful–encountered only a couple of other hikers.  Much cooler due to its elevation.  Lots of shady sections too.…

3-2-1 Challenge

Very nice day. Completed the 3-2-1 challenge to also bag all 3 peaks for the HPS

We sought, We Saw, We Conquered

Great day for a hike. Still plenty of parking at 7:30. Nice trail, in fine condition. I’d say most of the trail is shaded with…

Mt Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse Peaks

This trail connects three peaks: Pinos, Sawmill and Grouse.  The views on all three peaks are great!  I hiked the trail in a very hot…

3-2-1

We started the day waiting out a tempest in the parking lot. In the morning, Mount Pinos was best avoided due to thunder and lightning.…

Mt. Pinos

I hiked Pinos without hiking for like 6 months so it was tiring. The weather was really nice. It rained (hailed a lil!) so we…

Sawmill Peak

Fun quick little hike to Mt Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain.  The trail was in great shape and it was definitely a good time.

Sawmill + 321

What a great day for a hike! And the views were fantastic! Sky was so blue! It was sunny and in the upper 60s /…

Sawmill Mtn

Large parking, 49 degrees @ 7 am with a high of 75. Beautiful views

Sawmill, pinos and grouse

The trail was really beautiful . Not much people on the trail going towards the peaks . Loved the solitude. We did go to 3…

Another Amazing 6 Pack Summit!

This was definitely one of my favorites. A short hike and fairly easy, but a really well maintained trail and amazing views! – Helps that…

3-2-1 Sawmill

Did this as a shakedown overnight with my daughter and a couple friends. We camped at Sheep Camp in between Sawmill and Grouse. It’s an…

3 peaks, One day

Another beautiful day for a hike, clear skies and temp in the low 70s. Also decided to do all three peaks for the 321 challenge…

Sawmill Afternoon

After climbing Throop Peak, Mount Burnham, and Baden-Powell in the morning, it was time to drive over to my final set of peaks, Mt. Pinos…

Pinos & Sawmill

Set off with the NG hiking group to bag these two peaks. This trail never disappoints me. Always so beautiful! We had a great day.…

3-2-1…DONE!

Did Sawmill as part of the 3-2-1 Challenge and it was such a fun decision! Highly recommend to anyone. 3 very different peaks in one…

3-2-ka-1

Excellent hike. One of its kind. 3 mountains in one go – Pinos => Sawmill => Grouse. Fun day with excellent weather. Will do it…

Sawmill Mountain

Did the 3-2-1 challenge and went all the way to Grouse Mountain. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow but there are lots…

First Time Hiking the 3-2-1 Challenge

The 3-2-1 Challenge encompasses three peaks over two counties and completed in one day. Of the three peaks, only Sawmill is part of the 6…

Sawmill Mountain

Great weather , no snow on trail. The pines smell so good

Sawmill

Quick hike, took longer to drive there and back… haha.

Sawmill

Perfect weather for a hike. Some wild flowers and the trail was crazy busy as we were coming down. Zero snow.

One, two, three

To freshen things up a bit I started the 3-2-1 challenge on the far other end, the west trailhead of the Tumamait trail. I spend…

3.2.1 Challenge

We completed the 3.2.1 challenge Wow~ what a big day… 🐍 🏔 I feel truly grateful, we made it to the summit of Sitton Peak…

7 Sawmil 😍🏞

This trail without a doubt is one of the most beautiful for sure. It is not difficult and it is very beautiful , it is…

Sawmill Mountain + Mt. Pinos

Pretty chill hike, not too much elevation gain. The only tough thing was breathing at a high altitude!

Sawmill Success

What a beautiful hike! Definitely a little more difficult than I anticipated seeing as you really do four ascents (Mt Pinos, Sawmill Mt, and back)…

Sawmill and 321 Challenge

Hiked from the parking lot on Mt. Pinos to the first peak (Pinos), the second peak (Sawmill), and the third (Grouse).  There were a couple…

Sawmill Mountain

I hiked this with my Mom and Dad along with two other peaks:  Mt. Pinos and Grouse Mountain in order to complete the 3-2-1 Challenge.…

Sawmill 3-for-1

Coming back to fill in logs later, but I want to get dates recorded for past peaks while I wait for a break in work…

Windy & chilly up in Sawmill Mountain

It was a beautiful sunny, chilly, windy day hiking up Sawmill Mountain.  There was still snow mostly off trail.  The wind was pretty strong in…

Sawmill I’m In Love

4/27/22 – Two peaks for the adventure of one! Mount Pinos and Sawmill Mountain this morning. With Sawmill, that’s four of the #sixpackofpeaks mountains done…

#2 3-21 Challenge

Late-season storm left snow on the trail that mostly melted by afternoon. Gorgeous hike.

Three’s Company

Started out cold turned into the perfect hiking weather. Very little-not really worth mentioning.  Hiked all three mountains-Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, Grouse Mountain

Sawmill & 3-2-1

Cool, partially cloudy, and windy day, perfect for hiking.

Love this place

Windy cold day but a great hike as always. I love this place. Calm and fun.

7 Turned to 10

Getting to the top of Pinos was pretty straightforward. At the top, we ran into a couple of other challengers and learned about the 321…

Two became Three

It was cold.  We started at 9:00am at the Nordic base station and it was 38 degrees.  The plan was to hike to both Mt.…

Sawmill with the 3-2-1 Challenge!

For our 4th peak we wanted to do Sawmill Mountain- the highest peak in Kern County (8,818 ft). While hiking to Sawmill, you pass another…

Three Peaks

Beautiful chilly day with lovely views from Sawmill and Pinos. Super fun going up and down peaks, though 8th mile heading back up Pinos was…

Sawmill 1-2-3

Started at Nordic base and hit the Mt. Pinos peak then went to sawmill Mountain and ended at Grouse Mountain before trekking back. Beautiful woodsy…

3-2-1 Pinos, Sawmill, Grouse

Morning hike with the dogs. Yosie tried out her new hiking pack! Trail in good shape. Some snow, but nothing that a pair of keens…

Sawmill and 123

Great hike on the 123 Challenge.  Hit up Pinos, Sawmill, n Grouse.   Was not very taxing, but being at elevation was a bit of a…

Sawmill via Pinos and onto Grouse

Great hike on a perfect day. Very beautiful hike with lots of trees and shade. We got off trail a couple times but managed to…

Peak #4

Micro spikes needed. Trail was sometimes hard to track due to snow. Who thought it was a good idea to place a radio tower on…

Snow hike

Trail was mostly covered with snow making for a long hike.  The weather was warm

Mt. Pino

It was cold and first time us walk on snow condition, quite hard.

Sawmill Mountain via the 321 Challenge

There were 18 of us from the Slothy So Cal hiking group. #slothysocalhikers We signed up for the 321 Hiking Challenge. 321 Challenge – Mountain…

3-2-1 Challenge with Sawmill Mountain

I did this hike with a group for the 3-2-1 Hiking Challenge (3peaks, 2 counties,1day) We started at the trailhead around 4:45Am. It was all…

Three Peaks Are Better Than One

We decided to go for the 3-2-1 challenge and hike three peaks: Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and Grouse Mountain. This was the most extreme and longest hike…

Excited to hike in Snow

Super excited to hike in snow, but after a few hours excitement was gone. Hard trail but super fun doing it with the Slothy hikers.…

Sawmill Mtn Peak

First time to hike with Slothy group and it was an awesome friendly group. Most of the trail was about 85%+ snow covered. Used micropikes…

Sawmill Mountain- 3-2-1 Challenge

March 26, a little bit technical for me because the trail still had snow. Spikes and poles were needed, snow to the knee in some…

321 Challenge/ Sawmill Mountain

This was an early hike. Snow on trail. Needed micro spikes. After Mount Pinos we hit a foot of snow. Trail was not clear. Weather…

Dynamic Duo

First attempt at the 3-2-1 challenge in conjunction with the So-Cal 6POP.   My battle buddy Ernesto and I arrived at Nordic Base at around…

Sawmill Mountain

Not only did we complete the 3rd summit of to SoCal 6 POP, we also complete the 3, 2, 1 Challenge of Mount Piños and…

Sweet Snowy Sawmill Summit

We wore crampons/spikes since 90% of hike was walking on snow. We needed to use the AllTrails App to navigate since much of trail was…

Snowmill Mountain

Started at 10am, with 46 degrees at 8300’ of elevation (no, thats not a typo).  Temps increased into the high 50s. It was a great…

Sawmill Slog Slowed by Snow

Climate change created good conditions on some of the snow covered trails — much had melted, though not nearly enough. It was extremely difficult to…

Sawmill Mountain

Trail is snow covered. Easy to follow to Mt. Pinos. Once you start going down, the switchbacks disappear,and there are footsteps you can follow going…

Pinos, Sawmill, Grous…and back!

Went on a little adventure today. Peak #1 of the Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge 2022 – Sawmill Mountain. Actually did Mount Pinos, Sawmill Mountain, and…

Snowshoeing Sawmill

Hiking Mt Pinos to Sawmill to Grouse has been a longtime favorite.  Although, Grouse just wasn’t in the cards today.  The hike to Pinos was…

Sawmill Ski Tour Summit

Beautiful day, did a ski tour from Chula Vista to the top of Mt Pinos and then down into the saddle between Sawmill and up…

Sawmill

This was one of the most crazy hikes we’ve done, the plan was to tackle all 3 peak but… From the parking lot, all the…

Sawmill

It had snowed a lot and at times we were carving the trail into the snow using gps. But if others had gone before me,…

Sawmill

This was a great hike! Very chill! The views were spectacular, the bird’s chirping created an amazing atmosphere. This was one of the more zen…

Closer

This is our 6th Peak. It was a nice closer. There are 2 different mountains you climb but not a bad elevation gain. It was…

Sawmill

It was cold! Moderate hike but windy and cold at the top. It was a shorter hike and not to strenuous.

Peak #6!

Beautiful day with sunshine, little wind, but a little cold at the start.   For the last peak it was probably the easiest one we completed…

Sawmill

We stated early so it was a bit chilly in the morning but a lovely day. We saw 3 deer!

Sawmill

Trail was in great condition. All Trails did not have the complete hike from the Mount Pinos trailhead to Sawmill.

Sawmill Mountain

Well kept trail. Beautiful views. We pretty much had the trail to ourselves.

Sawmill with the siblings

Perfect weather, wide path to the first peak then narrows towards Sawmill with a few switch backs.