Saturday, May 31, 2008

Picnic at Castle Rock

My hike left me in a much lighter mood than the "Hanging Rock" movie. I went there on a Friday afternoon (Yup, had the day off) at around 2 PM. This place is just 35 mins away from my place. But then, aren't most parks in the Bay Area just 35 mins from where you live ;-) It was a bright, sunny afternoon. Very few people around. I couldn't have asked for more. I did the Falls -> Goat rock loop. I didn't venture into the Ridge trail. I'll do it another time.

If you are driving down 85S, use Saratoga Ave instead of 17 - which is what most Maps suggest. Saratoga (CA 9) is a more peaceful drive, quite narrow roads and you'll enjoy it if there aren't many cars on the road.