Today, we went to a little known park in San Jose, Rancho Canada del Oro. It's a nice park with a great loop that's around 3.5 miles (first half is uphill, leading to spectacular views).
As you get near the top, you pass through a cattle gate and we came eye to eye with a small herd.
This California Condor (OK...vulture) circled us up at the top, although I assured it I was doing just fine ;-).
On the way down this time of year, you can see many surprisingly little waterfalls.
The trail finishes with this phenomenal display of flowers. Poppies cascading down hillsides, lupines, buttercups and all sorts of ones I can't name.