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Planning a hike?

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department suggests that you fill out a hiking plan before you go hiking.




When you think of Search & Rescue you probably think of us walking trails looking for lost hikers and campers, while this is part of our duties, we also are responsible for all rescues that take place in the back county or more than a quarter mile from the road. All members of the Ojai Team are trained extensively in rope rescue techniques.  Below you will see some photos of some of recent rope rescue trainings in Santa Paula Canyon.

Preparing the anchors

Litter is prepared to go over the side

Raising system anchors

Litter attendant

change of direction anchor

Main Anchor station with safety and belay

Raising system in opertion

The haul crew

Litter coming up the face


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Site Last modified: March 24, 2012