Up over the Sierra with Harriet, petrol cheaper ($3.59) at home than anywhere else,
flying past Gold Run,
Yuba Pass and the
plus Hampshire Rocks
adjacent to snowsheds
towards the Lake,
high Nevada desert of Reno Valley.
a quick Starbucks stop,
and we are on the trail at
Whites Creek Park,
up the cleavage of its namesake,
alpine and arid,
aspen and Artemisia tridentata (big sagebrush),
the knives of montane vegetation penetrating downslope through these cool drainage systems.
Views intimate and widespread, up and downslope,
intrusions of development all the way to
From this check point, reverse course on the gravelly slopes, tumble-down and pucture wounds, but evidently seemingly nothing serious, and we proceed hand-holding past precipices that would surely take us away, but don't.
At last to the car,
downslope in the
Murrieta's for two $1 tacos (beef and chicken) and $2 beers.
Earlier, finish the print issue of October 2013's 21st-Century Music; and, later, compose page 47 of At a Medical Deposition and Psalm 102 on the 195th day of summer, high 84 locally and 79 in the Reno area...
Also finish re-reading Albert Camus's Notebooks: 1935-1942.