I don’t know what this particular peak is called—or even if it’s big enough to have a name—but I took this picture through the windshield of our car as Professor Marc and I were driving on I80 shortly after leaving Sacramento airport on our way to Chicago. This was the very last instant that the sun was still shining on it. Within a minute or so the entire ridge was in shadow.

UPDATE: In comments, a couple of folks suggest this looks like Blue Canyon. Another reader emails to say it looks like Signal Peak, just west of Cisco Grove. Those two sites are only a couple of miles apart, so this is probably pretty close to the right neck of the woods.

UPDATE 2: Wait. I have another picture taken two minutes later that shows the sign for the Eagle Lakes Road exit, which is right before Cisco Grove. So Signal Peak is probably the best guess.

October 10, 2019 — Near Truckee, California

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