This was me ridge soaring at the coast years ago when I was very daring, and didn’t bruise so easily. I’ve also done thermals, but have retired my wing and plan to stay on the ground from now on after being convinced earlier this year at Ed Levin that it might be too much fun to live with.
This morning just before the full moon set at 5:50 AM:
Photo taken looking west from the Willows Community Center parking lot on Lincoln Ave, near the tall Cedar tree. (Across the street from Elva’s Coffee Stop.)
Mt. Umunhum in the distance.
Note: Click the image for a better view of that outfielder’s characteristic ballplayer’s stance.
Only 45 minutes from here is great place to backpack. Park your car and hike 3.6 miles to the campsites.
You can see our tent at Eagles Eyrie. (Click on image above to see a larger image in a new window.)
Other campsites in the same group are Cathedral Grove, Oak View, Sycamore, Star’s Rest, Hawk’s Nest, and Sky Camp. However, we had the whole place to ourself on July 4th!
There is also untreated water available from a tap of which I drank copious quantities against all recommendations because it was so cool, clean, and fresh tasting. Ask me in a couple weeks if that was a dumb thing to do.
San Jose City Council is already giving away public parkland to private interests. Next step is to eliminate open space requirements so that developers can build higher density. This also has the added benefit (to developers) of making more parkland available for development. Everybody happy?
The League of Women Voters has posted information about Measure L, including arguments for and against, and impartial analysis from the city attorney:
Note that Mayor Reed is in favor of cannibalizing park land; Vice-Mayor Cortese is against it.
SanJoseCA.gov > City Departments > Clerk’s Office > City Election Information > November 4, 2008 > Ballots Measures
To improve fire suppression, emergency medical services and increase essential emergency facilities available for disaster response within the Willow Glen area, shall the City be authorized to construct a single-company fire station on up to 3/4 of an acre on a portion of the Lincoln Glen Park parking lot?