During wet winter days when Highway 33, out of Ojai, stays open, the winter air can get cold and wet enough to snow at the top. (Pine Mountain Road may be closed.) On a rainy day, colors of the surrounding chaparral become brilliant in the rain and views include a rainbow of colors against the grey sky, especially around Lion’s Camp and Rose Valley. If cold enough, a rainy day will turn to snow at higher elevations while driving up the highway. And, take note, the large turnout at the Pine Mountain Road entrance is a good place to throw a few snowballs!