These pictures were taken on the day after the election, 4 November 2020, using my older cel phone. As a bit of background, we live in South San Jose, up against the Santa Teresa Hills, which divide the Santa Clara Valley from the Almaden Valley. I’m originally from the hills of Northeast Los Angeles, and spent much of my childhood hiking around BillinGlendaleCA’s stomping grounds. Gaining elevation soothes me; my first instinct is generally to go up. As the vote counting stretched on, I felt the need to get out.
The Bernal Ranch entrance to Santa Teresa County Park is less than a fifteen minute walk from our house, and one of my favorite trails in the park goes to the top of the ridge, and then works up the ridge for a bit. We are looking down on the first part of the trail in this picture.