Mount Pinos

Mount Pinos is the highest point in the Los Padres National Forest as well as Ventura County at just over 8,800 feet.  Along the trail a short side trip leads to the summit of Sawmill Mountain, highest point in Kern County.  This was a tough trip.  I didn’t feel short of breath or have other symptoms related to the elevation, but by the end of the day I was totally wasted.

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Romero Canyon

In Montecito this week.  I read that this is the most popular hike in the area and to expect lots of company on the trail.  However, I left at first light and followed a specific route which meant I only saw a handful of people on the trail all day long.  This is close to 11 miles and follows a figure 8 shaped route.

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