Del Puerto Canyon, to be exact!
I occasionally drive up and over Mount Hamilton from San Jose to Patterson- just to see the scenery. The highway, California Route 130, makes its way down into the San Antonio Valley, then turns east down through Del Puerto Canyon.
Every time I make the trip I am amazed at how near this mountainous terrain is to the San Francisco bay area. Our local weather prognosticators talk often about the "micro climates" of the bay area, but the truth behind the buzzwords is obscured until the sights are seen in person.
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19 March 2016
A pleasant El Niño Day
Even if this winter was better than several previous ones, we are still in drought conditions in California. There are no guarantees that one half-decent season of life-giving rain and snow means that next year would be a return to normal. All guesses seem to be that drought and water conservation are the new normal in an environment that has nearly always had plenty of water to go around.
Every couple of years I take a drive one direction or the other up and over Mount Hamilton. If I go from the nearest side, I end up driving down into the San Antonio Valley, then down Del Puerto Canyon into the San Joaquin Valley. It's a several-hour drive, and the worst of it is that where the views are most beautiful and attractive, there is no place to pull over to take photos.
The original capture was on my iPhone 6S+, and processing was done on my LG Gpad 8.0 in #PhotoshopExpress
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It's next to the Bay Area, anyway.
From July 2012
Del Puerto Canyon is between San Jose and the San Joaquin Valley on California State Highway 130, and so I decided it was still technically the Bay Area..
The landscape changes dramatically throughout the year as the winter greens everything up, and late spring begins the drying and browning of the grass. At times in winter or spring the rivulets rage like mighty rivers from the runoff as rain soaks the hillsides.
It is a sight to behold.
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In Album 2015-07-19