I just completed a business trip to the San Jose, CA area. I have enjoyed my previous trips to California, and this time was no exception. I made a couple of after work excursions to as unpopulated areas as I could find, mostly to see what is there. On this particular trip, I decided to drive to the Lick Observatory, perched high above the valley on Mount Hamilton. While the observatory was closed to visitors, the drive there presented pleasant views. Here are a few I wanted to share: Starting up the harrowing 20 mile drive: Looking northeast: A peaceful pasture along the way: My favorite-- A lone tree in the golden, setting sun: A few deer appeared after dark: Finally, the view I was hoping to see: I really had a good time on this short trip, and hope that you enjoyed these few snaps I wanted to share.