I'm considering a four day, daisy-chain ride starting in Santa Rosa. Here are links to the four routes that are being considered:
Santa Rosa to Napa
Napa to San Rafael
San Rafael to Petaluma
Petaluma to Santa Rosa
What kind of environments would I pass through? Is it mostly desert scrub brush or will I see some forests? Redwoods? The loop passes over a mountain ridge a couple of times. I know that Old Faithful and Lake Hennessey are on the first day's route and is next to the ocean on day three. Are there other 'must see' sites along the way? Are there areas with scenic views in order to get great photos?
Oh... and what would be the best time to do such a trip when the weather is most likely to be hot and dry?
Thanks for any insights.