I love hiking above Ojai in the springtime. There are so many beautiful flowers. I came back this week to see if the wild roses in Rose Valley were in bloom (they weren’t) and to hike Lion Canyon Trail, an 11 mile round trip. The weather was perfect for hiking – cool and overcast for most of the day.
Before I hike off of the Angeles Crest Highway I always check the road conditions (CalTrans Current CA-2 Conditions). For months the highway has been closed between Islap Saddle and Vincent Gap. Last week the closed section re-opened. I thought it might be a good idea to start my hike off of this once closed section before it inevitably closes again. Throop Peak and Mount Hawkins are two of the highest peaks in the area. A long drive and a relatively short hike of about 6 1/2 miles.
Another beautiful hike off of the Angeles Crest Highway. Truth be known, the route I took was my second choice, but the trail I began on disappeared in front of my eyes and I had to turn back and look for another trail. The trail from Buckhorn to the top of Mount Waterman is easy on the legs as well as the eyes.