My husband took my car Thursday and spent two days in Santa Monica, so he left me his. Actually, it was our son's car, a little Toyota Rav4. I hardly ever drive it, since I have my Honda, which I bought a year ago in the spring. It's a Honda CRV and while I can drive unpaved roads with it, the road up to Santa Rosa Mountain is ONLY recommended for 4 wheel drive cars. Hmmm....so, yes, off I went yesterday, up the Santa Rosa road. Actually, it wasn't that bad, BUT, you need a car with a high carriage to get over the ruts and bumps. The views are spectacular! I could see all the way down into the Indian canyons in Palm Springs. The road went further up the mountain, but, being alone, I didn't want to chance it, so I'll wait until hubby is with me to try it again. I did stop and take these photos. Scenic Sunday for September 20, 2009.