I’ve missed hiking in Ojai. I was back in the Rose Valley area on this day and had another great time, although this hike was my backup. I had planned to hike Lion Canyon Trail from Middle Lion Campground to Nordhoff Ridge Road, an 11 mile round trip. When I arrived on the scene I found the gate to Middle Lion Campground and the campground itself were closed for the winter. If I followed my original plan I would have to add an extra two miles to my hike and that was just too much. So Plan B it was. I hiked more than just Rose-Lion Connector Trail, I also visited the East Fork, West Fork and Middle Lion Campgrounds, approximately 9 miles in total.