I started on the reverse section I scrapped yesterday. Outside of SFO city I caught Skyline/ Summit which straddles the ridgeline between Santa Clara and Santa Cruz County.
This area reminds me of the canyons above Malibu behind my house in Santa Monica. Los Angeles and San Francisco are so similar (damn long names for starters) yet so extremely different at the same time.
I absolutely love high scenic ridgelines. And as luck would have it I skirted behind the clouds and rain to an unobstructed view of Santa Cruz pier and the Pacific to the west. And the San Mateo valley up to Silicon Valley to my east.
Then things got interesting as I connected to Loma Piedre and Old Mt. Madonna.
Dropping down into Santa Cruz county toward Hollister the narrow single wide old road cuts through a California redwood forest. All of this within the back door of San Francisco.