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Ascent of Sawmill Mountain on 2015-05-25

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Josef Nuernberger
Ken Miller
Date:Monday, May 25, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sawmill Mountain
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:8818 ft / 2687 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail from Mount Pinos to Sawmill starts out with ridiculous switchbacks (almost no descent over the first quarter mile), after that it takes a more moderate grade until the last stretch which is quite steep. The moderate switchbacks are more appreciated on the return when hiking up. After hiking most of the way up Sawmill, the trail splits where the through trail continues on the left while a spur (unsigned) goes off to the right to the summit.

From the summit, one can easily see the west summit. We easily hiked over it on our way back (it added only .3 miles and 50 vertical feet).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:963 ft / 293 m
    Total Elevation Loss:963 ft / 293 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:450 ft / 137 m
    Loss on way in:463 ft / 141 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Trail from Mount Pinos
    Start Trailhead:Mount Pinos  8831 ft / 2691 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way out:500 ft / 152 m
    Gain on way out:513 ft / 156 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:via west summit
    End Trailhead:Mount Pinos  8831 ft / 2691 m
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2015 Mount Pinos

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Pinos2015-05-25 b451 ft / 137 m
2Sawmill Mountain2015-05-25 c963 ft / 294 m
3Sawmill Mountain-West Peak2015-05-25 d0 ft / 0 m
Total Trip Gain: 1414 ft / 431 m    Total Trip Loss: 1414 ft / 431 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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