Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time in San Jose’s Almaden Valley neighborhood. On one side of Almaden the Santa Teresa Foothills rest and on the other, the coastal range or Santa Cruz Mountains. This view was taken in a more southern part of the area with a great view of Mt. Umunhum. So pretty!
The mercury mines (not one, but a network of them) aren’t far from here in the hills around New Almaden, the Calero Reservoir and Guadalupe Creek (which is about 4.5 miles west of the New Almaden Mine). All very scenic!