Betsy Sergeant Snow, now a media specialist at Sequoia High School, was one of the first local photographers to contribute to InMenlo. We met when she was teaching photography at Menlo-Atherton High School.

Recently, she went on a first “escape,” driving north to the area around Inverness on the Point Reyes Peninsula.

Here are a selection of photographs from that trip.

Photos by Betsy Sergeant Snow (c) 2020

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