Highway 25 carries an unusually high amount of traffic from US 101
to Hollister. It has had a rush hour since the early 1990s. This
needs to be wider, and have a divider, for safety's sake. The speed
limit is 55 until Hollister and it is a daylight safety section. Unless
otherwise noted, these photos are all from 3/23/2007. 25 used to be
signed as both 25 and 180 until about 1968 (north of the intersection
with present day J1.)
After US101 you see this mile sign:
You can bypass the narrow portion of 152 (from US101 to 156) by
25 to Shore Road to 156 East, then getting on 152 near Casa De Fruta.
This is from March 1996, about three miles south of US101, when the
hills were super green. This was
of the rainiest years for Northern California, second only to 1998 and
1982. It is before Bolsa. This is probably just north of the Pajaro
River Bridge (and the San
Benito County line.) Pacheco Peak (2772') is the peak at the extreme
left, and Santa Ana
Mountain (3112') is the peak to just right of center. You can see some
of these mountains from behind when you are on J1 near the Fresno- San
Benito County line.
This is three miles south of US101. Note the wildflowers.
These next two are from 10/18/2008. There were a lot of very pretty
clouds this day.
This is just before Shore Road.
Shore Road East in 2008 (supplemental gallery)