Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve

 

Yesterday, April 3rd, I took a break from my heavy work schedule and headed out to the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve.  After braving the windy mountain roads on a weekend, narrowly surviving the throngs of car clubs (I was run off the road by a pack of six Porsches), motorcycle clubs, cyclists and solo sports car drivers out to show off their imagined driving prowess, I was greeted by some truly spectacular views:

The wildflowers aren’t at their peak yet in this area, but I still found a few:

I plan to go back in 2-3 weeks hoping to catch the meadows in full bloom.  Will definitely go on a weekday though.  I do NOT, plan on participating in the weekend mountain road circus again.

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