January 1: Sat in Vista Dome from 8:30 to 11:30, to see the spectacular Feather River valley. Awe-inspiring throughout; I hope someday I can bring Ybette and Lucy Jane with me on this trip! There has been almost no snow throughout the West this winter, and, unless there are heavy falls during the next 2 months, the results will be serious. A man on the train told me that banks rely on “snow-readings” to determine the amount of their loans to cattlemen in Colorado. Arrived Oakland at 4, and met by Alice and Myrl Myers, who drove me to Berkeley, where Roy Talbot and E.T. Williams came to dinner.