Saw a dog at the door of an animal shelter (just visiting?) and a huge black cat on the roof of an SUV.
They work the devil hard around here; he has a post pile and a corn field and a gate to deal with before he can get to his golf course.
And those signs; one road near Lee Vining has been adopted by the Friends of Bodie, the other by One of them June Lake liberals. wonder if they drive one of they Ford vans?
Down out of one set of mountains, passing a bald eagle at Topaz lake, across the flat of Carson valley and up again, on some lovely swooping switchbacks, with the local minibus trundling up to Summit Village. The light was fading as we reached Tahoe so we did the slopes down in the dark and stopped at Placerville for Mel's Diner and the spa (snow scrambling in capri pants = grazed legs). Must come back and try the wineries some time; Pichetti has a tasting room near Tahoe.