Relax and enjoy the long route on this beautiful drive
With skies their brightest blue, fields popping out all over inelectric greens, and that invigorating spring charge to the air,the time to get outside is now. But spring is never the time to goanywhere fast: This is the season of the journey, not thedestination.
Take in the best of spring's new growth on thisaway-from-everything drive from San Jose east across the top of Mt.Hamilton and then north to Livermore Valley in 65 curvaceous miles.You certainly will want to take your time: The route up Mt.Hamilton from San Jose reportedly has 365 turns, one for every dayof the year (we lost count sometime in March). On a clear day, theview can stretch east all the way to the Sierra. In closer, lookfor blue lupine, red Indian paintbrush, and gold Californiapoppies.