28 December 2006

Saint Joseph's Hill on a clearer day

Hauled the tripod and the small digital camera up to St. Joseph's Hill today for clear shots across the bay. I've been on this spot during clearer weather, but the southern part of San Francisco and the western tip of Richmond/Oakland were visible through the mist.
High winds prevented many hikers and bikers from lingering. I, however, had the best shell ever. Marmot Oracle Jacket with PreCip Plus. It has high ratings for wind proof and water proof attributes. Plus, the new Fox ThermalPaw gloves that Santa brought me. Keeping warm was easy.
Here's a shot of the medallion installed in concrete behind the guardrail on the primary trail there. Over one shoulder, a person sees Lexington Reservoir and Highway 17, over the other, it's the Lexington Quarry.

A near miss by two types of planes at very different altitudes. There's nothing to this little climb straight behind the Los Gatos Coffee Roasting Co. and the Ferrari dealership. It's on the way to higher mountains, for sure. El Sombroso and Sierra Azul are along the next ridge and beyond.
Click this one to see it.


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