Episode 58 Los Pinos Peak Day Hike

May 4, 2010

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Along the Los Pinos Peak Trail

In this episode Dave and I take a short day hike to the summit of Los Pinos Peak, the fourth highest summit in the Santa Ana Mountain range of Southern California

At a modest elevation of 4610 feet, it features a magnificent view over the southland. Eastward, views range out to the11500 foot Mt. San Gorgonio and toward  San Jacinto’s 10,804 foot summit. To the South, Mt Palomar’s High Point can be seen as well as the lesser known peaks in Southeastern Riverside, inland San Diego and Anza Borrego.  To the north; Mt. Baldy, Cucamonga Peak, Ontario Peak and Baden Powell’s summit from the San Gabriel Mountain Range stretch northward and finally, to the west, all of Orange County’s urban sprawl spreads out toward the Pacific Ocean. All of this visible from this short day hike to Los Pinos Peak in the Cleveland National Forest.

Along the way Dave and I meet two energetic trail runners and an avid mountain biker while on our adventure and take a quick tour of the Blue Jay Campground.  I also shot a video of our adventure, check it out.

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