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(Easy) Beginner Snowshoe Mt. Pinos

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

This will be a beginner level hike up the gentle slopes from the Mt. Pinos parking lot to the general area of Mt. Pinos itself.

If we stick to the road, this is only 3.2 miles with a little more than 500′ in EG.

I don’t know what the temperature will be, but surely not more than mid 40s.

Obviously – but stated here anyway, you will need to procure your own snowshoes AND practice putting them on at home. Rent/beg/borrow/buy, but you are going to be supplying your own snowshoes.

Parking: Forest Adventure Pass or equivalent is required. You can buy them at many places.
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=STELPRDB5181410&width=full

Caltopo:
https://caltopo.com/m/M44F
Set your navigation to search for Mt. Pinos Nordic Base or Chula Vista Campground to get you to the giant parking lot.

If it is clear out that night, you will likely find a lot of amateur astronomers in the parking lot setting up their telescopes. I just checked the webpages of a couple of astronomy clubs and don’t see anything listed for that night though.
http://www.laas.org/joomlasite/index.php/bulletins/current-laas-bulletin
https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/event-list.cfm

Please check with Caltrans and Kern County for road closures and tire-chain restrictions.
Caltrans: http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi
Kern County: http://roads.kerndsa.com/road-status-closures

You should check those websites prior to departing for the event.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/259203864/

Organizer

Los Angeles Hiking Group
RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/

Location

Mt. Pinos Nordic Base
Cuddy Valley Rd
Frazier Park, CA 93225 US
+ Google Map
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Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:
RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/259203864/

Organizer

Los Angeles Hiking Group
RSVP:
https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/

Location

Mt. Pinos Nordic Base
Cuddy Valley Rd
Frazier Park, CA 93225 US
+ Google Map

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