News from around the Ojai Valley

Snow coats Pine Mountain forests

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

Pine Mountain, north of Ojai, received a couple inches of snow during the March 2-March 3 storm. 

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

Pine trees wear a fresh blanket of snow atop the 7,000-foot Pine Mountain March 4. 

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

Although there's no vehicle access to the area due to the winter closure of Reyes Peak Road (aka Pine Mountain Road), hikers can use the Chorro Grande Trail to make the six-mile climb from Highway 33 to the Reyes Peak Campground. 

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Ojai Valley News photo by Perry Van Houten

 Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands can be seen in this view from snowy Pine Mountain March 4.

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