I think I have found the most ideal site to fly here in California. 180 miles from bay area (4 hr drive), big grassy LZ at 4:1 glide, not too bad road up to launch (thanks to Larry Fleming and Ron Jones for their monumental efforts), and a nice granite cliff launch.
Found abundant thermals and enjoyed every bit of my 1:10hr flight. Will be back soon.
More photos: https://goo.gl/photos/ro86SZSYZBYHSBA28