The air is still chilly, but the sun has come out, so we take some friends out for a hike. One of the the first new sights (for me) is this mysterious needle ice, caused by freezing air and a wet, slightly warmer ground.
We head to the top of West Peak, where the foundations of an old Air Force base remain. The air today is incredibly clear. We have no problem seeing downtown San Francisco, Mount Diablo, Point Reyes, and the snow-capped top of Mount Saint Helena.