A Californian dream, 2005

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Meeting up at San Francisco and Oakland airports, Kathleen, Zoë, Abby and I made a quick refresher course in California backcountry skiing.
There was sun...
and snow...
and vistas (and martens).
We're very careful, of course.
I remade acquantance with some of the amazing arboreal mountaineers of the Sierra Nevada, such as the Lodgepole
and sociable Western cedar.
Having used up the fresh pow, we put on our racing suits
and headed back to bicycle land.