This is for those of you looking for another route to Santa Cruz from Santa Clara. I get an uneasy feeling everytime I go through Highway 17 because of a twisty highway with trucks and crazy drivers. So I tried the trip through Highway 9 (is it?)
The road begins where Saratoga downtown ends. That was a surprise... I never knew anything existed behind it! Its a nicely paved road with lots of twisties.
However, I've only driven it through rainy days so I'm not too sure about traffic and cops =))
Well here are the maps: