San Mateo County
N of Santa Cruz
on Hwy 84 near Hwy 1
parks, forests, rivers & lakes:
san gregorio campgrounds
Rural coastal countryside, south of San Francisco. Small market is also post office; The major four way intersection has a stop sign, not a stop light, so you know you're in the boonies, for the Bay Area. Small farms and ranches. Redwood forests, parks, creeks & beaches nearby.