Skyline Views

The amazing clarity continued another day so on December 24th I went up to Skyline Blvd. with hopes of seeing clear vistas. The first stop was the summit of Windy Hill for 360 degree views including the Pacific Ocean and Bay Area. Next was a trail run including Sanborn County Park and Castle Rock State Park. The view of the Silicon Valley, Diablo Range, and Santa Cruz Mountains from Sanborn Park and Castle Rock State Park are fantastic. Finally, I saw sunset from the summit of Borel Hill. High wispy clouds made for a spectacular light display changing from orange to pink as the sun set. I visit the parks on Skyline Blvd. often, but it was a special day. Here are over two dozen of my favorite shots!

Afterglow from Borel Hill

Nearing sunset

Evening light on Black Mountain

Setting sun

It wasn’t just a great sunset… many more photos after the jump!

Panorama of Silicon Valley from Sanborn Park

Stevens Creek Canyon

Stevens Creek canyon and Silicon Valley

Saratoga from Sanborn Park

Amazing glow

Layers at Castle Rock

Madrones on the Ridge Trail

Black Mountain from Sanborn Park

Group of deer

San Jose and Silicon Valley

Monterey Bay and the Santa Lucias from Castle Rock SP

Great light

Evening light

Peninsula

Silicon Valley Panorama

Portola Valley from Windy Hill

Palo Alto and Stanford

San Francisco from Windy Hill

Spring Ridge

Just after sunset

Looking across to the Diablo Range from Windy Hill

Mount Hamilton from Sanborn

Another shot of the beautiful glow

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