We have been having pretty thick fogs for the last several days in the morning. Make that pea soup fogs. So I decided to rise early this morning, 5 o'clock, and see if I could find a spot in the nearby hills above the fog and see what that looked like.
I set out over the San Juan Grade Road that goes up to about 1300 feet. No luck. Total white-out at the top. That left me with Fremont Peak which is about 3500 high. Off I went.
I crossed the Gabilan Mountains on the Grade to near San Juan Bautista. There I picked up the winding road that ascends Fremont Peak. It is about an 11 mile switchback. At about 3000 feet I broke out of the fog.
I stopped and took this "self-portrait."
This was the view looking back down the mountain.
Santa Cruz Mountains from Fremont Peak.