Mt Pinos is a mountain northwest of Los Angeles, directly west of the Grapevine. It reaches well over 8000 feet in elevation, making it the largest mountain west of the San Gabriels in the transverse range. It really isnt in any mountain range, as it sorta sticks out on its own, flanked by Cerro Noroeste on its west and Frasier Peak on its east. Its not too far from Los Angeles and it has a paved road almost to its top - a few miles from the summit it turns to dirt and gets iffy for cars with low clearance. On a clear day you can see the Sierras from up there.. on a clear night you can see a hell of a lot of stars. This mountain gets a lot of snow in the winter and is popular with people from LA wanting to feel a bit of winter.