|Where is Mt. Pinos? As the bird flies, it lies roughly 75 miles North-West of downtown Los Angeles and about 79 miles from my home in Gardena. In the map below, Mt. Pinos can be seen in the top left portion, the summit identified with a bubble caption. Mt. Pinos is located in the Los Padres National Forest; the mountain's Northern half lies in Kern county while the Southern half is in Ventura county. At an elevation of 8,831 ft., it is the highest mountain in the Los Padres National Forest. (enlarge map)|
|(below) Panoramic view (roughly West to
North-East) from Condor Lookout on the summit of Mt. Pinos, elevation:
8,831 ft. (2692
meters). I am pictured between trees under "North" label. Most
areas in this image are in Kern county. The image
below continues the panorama from West to South. date:
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|(below) Mt. Pinos panorama from Condor Observation
Lookout, elevation: 8,831 ft. (2692 meters). The Pacific ocean -- roughly
40 miles to the South to South-West -- is just barely visible in this
early-morning image. Most areas in this image are in Ventura county. date
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(below) Same location (Condor Lookout),
but a few months later. date 2005-09-02
Technical info for geeks: All images -- except 2005-09-02 -- taken with Canon Digital Rebel 300 EOS camera. Focus: manual. All other parameters: manual. Tripod was used.
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