Which Way to 85?

California 85 trailblazer in downtown Saratoga

It's a few miles from California 85 where this August 2014 photo was taken, in downtown Saratoga on eastbound California 9. Actually, if you turn left onto Saratoga-Los Gatos Road instead of staying straight ahead on Saratoga Avenue, you can also reach California 85. It just takes a little longer.

Also notable was the somewhat unusual shape of the California "miner's spade" marker. It led me to believe that this was a locally produced marker, rather than one made by Caltrans.