Hiking the Ortega OHV Trail (north of Ojai) on December 27, 2013

I wanted to see if it was easy enough for me to ride my motorbike up. See the photos to find out!
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...But this step, over 2' high, is a different story. If I were to ride my motorbike up here, this would be the end of the line, unless I built a ramp out of rocks to get up. This is 2.2 miles from the bottom.
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A little further up the trail, more nasty rocks.
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Some of the trail is still nice
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The rocks in the trail are getting bigger and looser
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Small, loose, marble-like slippery rocks
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Larger, loose, slippery rocks!
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It just keeps getting more and more nasty!
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The start of a deep rut that will catch your pegs
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The trail below. The view in that direction is much better than looking at the trail here!
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The trail levels off here and is in much better condition
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There are still rocks of course
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This is as far as I hiked up, about 3 miles from the bottom
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The surroundings are beautiful here!
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On the way down, the Channel Islands are clearly visible in the distance
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Highway 33 snakes up the canyon from the south

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