This looks pretty good right? The road went from two lane perfectly safe guard-railed to the markings becoming painted on, then disappearing because the road had crumbled away on the sides. The side our right wheels were on, mind you. With an edge you couldn't see when you looked down through the passenger window.
Still, the first few miles were very lovely.
Cityscape is a little disappointing when it could be just nature instead. Just saying.
We were about half-way through the trip up and could see the observatory! We were also starting to fear for our lives.
this telescope is a small marvel of engineering.
James Lick is probably the biggest scientific philanthropist you probably never heard of
A little distorted due to panorama shooting, unfortunately. Still, worth going, go there =)
Well... part of it.
It's quite a drive. It scared the hell out of us, and we won't do it again in the care we rented (small european sports car? yes), but it was very impressive.
That sign does not help. Also that's not "comfy green hill just next to the side". That's a 400 foot drop. Then a hill 400 feet back up.
I will say this: it's a very pretty drive. When you're not looking over a sheer cliff.
I would love to do this trip on a bike. It would be hell going up, but so enjoyable to just coast down over 19 miles of windy road.