Cozy Dell Ojai Loop

I wasn’t sure what to name this hike in Ojai.  I started and ended on Cozy Dell Trail, but also hiked at least part of Cozy Dell Road, Fuel Break Road, Gridley Trail, Gridley Road, Shelf Road, Signal Street, Pratt Trail, and Foothill Trail.  I had planned on a 13 mile hike, but a couple of wrong turns took the total up to a tough 14.8 miles.  While I successfully used my map and compass more than usual, it was difficult with so many trail changes.  There are very few markers that tell the actual name of the trail ahead.  I have often written of how I love the solitude I find while hiking.  On this day, however, I really had to rely on the kindness of strangers to get me through.

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