Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are 2,000 words:
I get to ride up the hill to this spot and then up and up and up Mt. Tam.
You can see some pictures from the climb that Rich Steeeeeeele took that I’ve posted in a previous entry. It honestly looks like this almost all of the time (Except after a rainstorm, then it looks wet, at night it also looks darker).