The rugged yet beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains. This picture was taken near the top of Mount Bielawski, looking West.
A tree in Big Basin, California's first state park. The center of the tree has been burned away by fire, yet the tree still lives. These hollow trees were named "goosepens" by the early settlers in California.
The view from halfway up Mount Madonna, looking west towards Aptos, Soquel, and Santa Cruz.
Mountain Charlie Road, north of Santa Cruz.
The view from the side of Mountain Charlie Road.
Santa Cruz County has its own definite idiosyncrasies. Like this stop sign, in the middle of nowhere. There are no cross-streets here, just a bend in the road.