Back in the saddle again

Photo submitted by Rochelle Votaw
Rochelle, Votaw, Meredith Crane, Cecilia Lorthoir and her daughter Izzy Lorthoir at Mt. Pinos Nordic Base.

By Julie Giyer
Kern Valley Sun

Running into a mother bear and her cub last week did not stop Rochelle Votaw from going back out to do what she loves. Votaw, along with friends from Huntington Beach hiked Sawmill and Mt. Pinos on the Kern and Ventura County Lines in the Los Padres National Forest. Wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing they hiked a total of 7.7 miles and 1500 ft.