Death on the trail for experienced hiker

James Ledbetter Courtesy photoSitting among the straw-colored grass on a hillside in Lang Ranch open space, a small white cross stands as a testament of love.
The cross is a memorial to James Ledbetter, a 60-year-old Thousand Oaks resident who died after a fall while hiking last week. On Facebook, his daughter, Tanith Ledbetter, posed with her arm around the cross where she said she and her mom held a ceremony in her father’s honor.
“There was a lot of laughter, a lot of awe and more pain than I...

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