The Thursday Picture – Bridging the Gap


Today’s Thursday Picture was taken on hike #8 at the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains west of San Jose/Silicon Valley.


I started out in the new Mindego Hill Parking Lot off of Alpine Road.  This lot and the expanded Ancient Oaks and Charquin Trails really open up this section of the OSP.


One of the notable features of these trails is the number of new bridges that have been constructed and/or installed on new bridge abutments.


Lots of gaps needing lots of bridges to open this up to hikers5-DSC_8273What a great new addition to the Russian Ridge OSP for hiking, biking and horse riding!

So, where are you hiking this weekend?

We are taking a trip to Southern California soon.  I’ve got a few ideas about trails to explore in the San Jacinto Mountains…Stay tuned!

If you’re looking for me, I’m over the hill.

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