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California 130 – The road to Mt. Hamilton Mt Hamilton is one of the tallest mountains on the Diablo Range in California. California State Route 130 is the road...
California 130 – The road to Mt. Hamilton

Mt Hamilton is one of the tallest mountains on the Diablo Range in California. California State Route 130 is the road that will take you from San Jose to the top of the mountain, which is also the home of Lick Observatory. The scenic drive has several sights to show: rolling mountains, grazing cattle, loads of wild flowers on either sides of the road (if it is Spring) and a bird’s eye view of Silicon Valley. 

Best time to do this drive – In the Spring

More about the drive (with pictures) – The Hamilton Drive
You might also want to check out – Lick Observatory

   

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26 Comments on this post.
  • Prasad Np
    27 February 2014 at 8:07 am

    Looks like a wonderful drive. ..those yellow flowers remind me of Punjab ke Sarson flowers

    • dNambiar
      28 February 2014 at 11:37 pm

      The mustard flower! Right? Yellow flowers are really pretty.
      It's a good drive, quite an adventurous one. And once you get to the top, you are in for some great views. You should do it when you travel to the Bay Area.

  • rupam sarma
    27 February 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Awesome

    • dNambiar
      28 February 2014 at 11:37 pm

      πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Rupam.

  • jaish_vats
    27 February 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Nice pics Divya. I love long drives and sadly that's impossible in Singapore πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      28 February 2014 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks Jaish.
      Oh :(.

  • magiceye
    1 March 2014 at 5:52 am

    Beautifully composed and shot!

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2014 at 10:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Magiceye.
      It's great that you approve of the pic. πŸ™‚

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    4 March 2014 at 1:17 am

    Great. One day I am going to drive up till there

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2014 at 1:12 am

      Knowing you are into a lot of driving, I'm sure you'll like it — the drive itself and the sights on the way and at the top.

  • Rahul Bhatia
    4 March 2014 at 3:35 am

    The pleasures of a long drive are far too many, Divya:) Lovely pics!

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2014 at 1:14 am

      You bet! πŸ™‚ And if it is a scenic route, it's a holiday by itself. πŸ™‚
      Thank you, Mr. Bhatia.

  • Rio De La Sciocco
    4 March 2014 at 4:04 am

    wow,

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2014 at 1:14 am

      πŸ™‚
      Thank you. Welcome here.

  • umashankar
    4 March 2014 at 4:10 am

    That is an idyllic image, except for the power lines above. I loved the road twisting on the hills on the Hamilton Drive linked form this post.

    • dNambiar
      6 March 2014 at 8:10 pm

      Hmm…yes, those power lines do mar that picture.
      It was a great drive. And those yellow flowers gave me a such a high; had to take some pics during the drive.

      You checked out that post? πŸ™‚ That picture of the winding roads, is one of my favourites too. That sight is imprinted in my mind.

      Thank you USP.

  • Country Hopping Couple
    4 March 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This is so lovely!

    • dNambiar
      6 March 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Anu. Long time!
      I hope you are doing well.

      I'd come by your blog the other day it just wouldn't allow to me put in a comment :(.

  • Kusum Sanu
    4 March 2014 at 6:21 pm

    Lovely sight huh?!

    • dNambiar
      6 March 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Isn't it?
      And yellow is such a happy colour, right?

  • Indrani
    5 March 2014 at 1:19 am

    Lovely smooth road, it is going to be a pleasant drive.

    • dNambiar
      6 March 2014 at 8:17 pm

      Yeah, it makes a great drive, just not one for the reckless drivers. πŸ™‚

  • AmitAag
    5 March 2014 at 6:19 am

    Great curves:):)

    • dNambiar
      6 March 2014 at 8:18 pm

      haha!! Right.
      πŸ™‚
      A very AmitAag-comment. πŸ™‚

    • AmitAag
      7 March 2014 at 5:17 am

      I'm flattered:)

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