Yesterday we went out to look for the San Andrea's fault. I'd been given a clue that I might be able to find a visible spot up at St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve in Los Gatos, but no luck. We did have a nice walk up the hill and intend to go back soon.
St. Joseph's Hill is at Lexington Resovoir just off of Highway 17. I've lived in the Bay Area on and off for most of my life and never once have I driven off Highway 17 to take a look at the resovoir nor walk at the open space; I am certainly glad I have found it now. Starting at the parking lot near the water, we walked up the steep hill that marks the end of Jones Trail to the first marker where we could grab a map. We didn't walk all the way up to St. Joseph's Hill on this day, but plan on making it back for a longer walk. We did do a bit of a stroll, stopping to look at the views and pondering the rocks and mountain walls looking for signs of the fault line with no luck. The signs all give hints of potential encounters with Mountain Lions, which sounds dangerous but something I would like to see personally. We didn't see an Mountain Lions, but did come across what looked like large kitty tracks in the mud.
Probably a large dog, I know, but it after reading all the signs it is nice to let your imagination take it away a bit.
We went down to Los Gatos for lunch, wandering around the main drag and seeing it for the first time in what felt like at least 6 plus years. We ate lunch at Gilley's Coffee Shop where all things grilled were available; a nice American diner. Sunday ended with us trying to clean the refrigerator of leftovers from the week and I think I've had enough Japanese curry to last me another year now.