The clear breezy days of winter here yield the best views of the year, and it doesn’t take much effort or elevation to enjoy them. I drove up to the Nike base for a hike on a cloudier day:
and later in the week, found a cache on the top of a parking garage, which afforded a great view of the mountains to the north:
One of my favorite aspects of geocaching is that it creates little mini-vacations. Both of these excursions were oases in a busy week.