The other great view from Lookout Mountain is toward the Pacific Ocean to the south.
Reagan loved the view from Lookout Mountain and would often ride his horse there to take in the scenery. He said, "You can watch boats cruising across the Santa Barbara Channel, then turn your head and see the Santa Ynez Valley unfold like a huge wilderness amphitheater before your eyes." [Hannaford, Reagan and His Ranch, p. 72.]
Photos and text © Gleaves Whitney 2004