I showed a view looking down from the head of Siesta Valley last June. Here’s another view, taken from the north end of Sibley Volcanic Reserve in May 2005. Click it for a 1000×750 version.
One of the many things I love about the Bay area hills is the way the vegetation so sensitively reflects the sun, soil and moisture—the terroir, if you will—of every locality. Here stands of oaks mark the rhythmic declivities where a little more shade and a little more water give them a foothold.
I hope you are all taking advantage of the fine weather to tramp these hills; alas, making a living has kept me indoors and off this blog lately.