We can go north via I-5, or up US 395 past the High Sierras and through Reno, or through Nevada.  We prefer Nevada.  No confusing exits and on-ramps, no traffic congestion.  I see muted colors and visualize a home decorator palette of earth tones; sky-blue ceiling (not too blue–there’s a dusty summer haze), soft leathery walls, the near-brick red of high-iron-content mine tailings and rocks.  Skus sees geology bared to the core, earth’s spine on the horizon.
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