The Thursday Picture – Foggy Blanket


Today’s “Thursday Picture” was taken from the Ancient Oaks Trail at the Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains just west of San Jose/Silicon Valley.

This is actually not an unusual weather pattern for Northern California during the summer.  On some days while hiking at Russian Ridge OSP, you will get a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean.  On other days, you will get a view of a thick blanket of fog that never really goes away all day.  Of course, our magnificent Coast Redwoods prefer the foggy days.  I just enjoy being out on the trail.  I don’t mind the fog at all.

Where are you hiking this weekend?

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