This is another plus to all the water we got this year!
Anyone looking for a smaller but similar experience closer to Northern California can take a ride down Highway 25 South of Hollister. I got a chance to go through there on Sunday and the colors are just starting to pop. On the other hand, I haven't seen that much Green in years. These last few weeks of heavy rain make the valley just beautiful Green. A bonus was that every little stream along the road were flowing, and all the ponds out in the pastures were full of water. THAT hasn't happened in a decade or more.
Rode 200 miles in a loop from Hollister South to King City, through the canyon to Carmel Valley, to Pebble Beach, through Monterey and back home.
I put my best friend on a borrowed bike and let him get his legs back (licensed, but hadn't ridden in 15 years or more).
Really, really needed that.
Just my $.02.
2013 Honda F6B
2003 Honda ST1100P
2008 Honda Nighthawk 250 (Teaching my daughter to ride).