Heather, with Sydney Morgan in the oven, had the same pack weight as I did meandering up Steep Ravine (magic!) and down the shoulder of Mt. Tam fueled by soft serve from the Stinson Cafe.

Overnight in lovely Inverness graciously hosted by Tom Killion and generously gifted with a print of his from a past backpack adventure.

Lazy morning sunning and chatting then after a Buzy Bee pit stop hiked the National Seashore up to Point Reyes Hill (Mount Vision) for a perfect weather afternoon lunch with a view. Wildharvested salmonberries, one thimbleberry, and the season’s first blackberries

Fairfax on the way home for Thai din and a Scoop. Din the next night with Pete and Stephanie. So many experiences and people to love in my rich days. A fantastic way to head into my birthday week.

Full pics here.