July 8 - High
Up above 8000 feet by nightfall, the day beginning with all the typical tasks: update of 21st-Century Music, composition of pages 4 and 31 respectively of Psalm 100 and The Decameron - Second Day, orchestration re Violin Concerto page 74 (finishing the first movement), and pdf for San Timoteo Can[yon]tata (18) + post Suite ("Sol[ar]"): X. Neptune on Facebook, with Xavier Guerero, Susan Hauslein, and Elaine Wilson checking hin with positive sentiments.
Harriet, Tisha, and Claire out in Oakland for the day -- and eventually follow semi-suit, though in the opposite direction, across the Sacramento Valley,
up into the Sierra Foothills in Auburn to late lunch at Tio Pepe's,
grading about 1/2 of the Baroque quizzes.
Back in the car,
past the Ravine,
all the familiar sites including Gold Run,
Yuba Gap /
Donner Grade /
Brockway Summit into the Tahoe Basin,
Crystal Bay and
ascending Route 431 to
last Sunday's endpoint:
Fairview Boulevard, at 7400'.
to Hairpin View,
of Carson Range
to the aforementioned height,
ending up a
bit above that,
where the crestwalk will turn into a high valley ascent.
In the auto once more to Mt Rose Summit, for a last panorama before nightfall, then head downslope toward Reno, curving north and ultimately west for a midnight return.