The road itself is about 4200' here.
The lake in the center of this picture is in the San Antonio Valley.
The hills behind it form the county line. The eastern and western county line of Santa Clara County generally runs along ridge tops. Mt. Stakes is to the left of the mountains in the distance, with a large fire road zig zagging across it. Surprisingly it can be seen from most of San José, even though it is lower and farther away than Mt. Hamilton. The ridge tops on the horizon are the county line. Henry Coe State Park runs through the hills just behind and to the south of the San Antonio Valley. You can almost see as far as the actual Pacheco Pass area from this picture.
Looking towards Newman and Crow's Landing. You can see the Central Valley from here on a smog free day, and you can see this area from 140 and I5 East of here. The hazy mountains crest on the middle of the horizon form the Santa Clara County line with Stanislaus and Merced County, possibly showing the Pacheco Pass summit area too. The Henry Coe entrance to Henry Coe State Park is obscured by Mount Isabel, the green mountain in the foreground.
About a mile east of the observatory.
The burned area is in the center of this picture.
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