Paradise in our own backyard. Well not exactly backyard but close enough to get to from Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz Fly Fishing Club getaway weekend at Rooster Comb Ranch. Everything you need. Off the grid solar run 1928 ranch house that sleeps 13 and a bunkhouse that has another batch of beds. Walking distance to creeks and ponds full of life. Horse country, wild flowers, pig, deer, elk and a super nice host Scott who makes sure you are having fun. It takes around an hour and a half off the main road and about 40 water crossing if you are going slow and checking out the scenery like we were going in, must have a four wheel drive vehicle.
We went to two ponds a day, my favorite was Mustang and Thule (dock and lounge on dock, paddle boat). Mustang had a hammock under the trees, picnic table in the shade, lounge chair, BBQ all right on the shore. Each spot has it's own unique beauty and is worth a look or a cast.