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Camper Rescued In Los Padres National Forest After Being Trapped By Heavy Snowfall

(Ventura County Sheriff's Office photo)
Ventura County Sheriff's Office SUV's attempt to rescue woman in heavy snow in Los Padres National Forest. They couldn't get through, but specal snow vehicles reached the woman.

A solo camping trip for a woman in Ventura County’s mountains turned into an adventure when she found herself stranded by heavy snowfall, and had to be rescued.

Brooke Ladoceur went camping at the Chula Vista Campground, on Mt. Pinos Sunday. Mt. Pinos is in the Los Padres National Forest just wesy of Frazier Park.

She wanted to camp in the snow, but when heavy snowfall started, she retreated to her car and called for help. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies tried to reach the scene, but the snow was too high for their SUV’s.

The Fillmore Search and Rescue Team, and the Kern County Search and Rescue teams were activated. They were able to use Snowcat vehicles to reach the scene, and rescue the 24 year old Orange County woman. She was unhurt.