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Mount Diablo Rebirth Hike

Distance: About 8 miles

Difficulty: Moderate

Lead: David

Sweep: Monika

Elevation gain: About 1700 feet in one climb over about 4.5 miles.

During this hike, we should clearly witness the rejuvenation of the mountain after last year’s fire while still observing the devastation.  This hike should present a good opportunity to see the growth of certain plant species that germinate only following a fire.

Our planned route will take us though the heart of the burned area as follows: We’ll meet at Curry Point, about a mile north of the south gate entrance station, and then take a series of dirt roads and trails. Initially, we’ll follow Curry Canyon Road before making a left on Frog Pond Road. We’ll take a look at Frog Pond before following Green Ranch road up the hill through the burn area, past the old Green Ranch with its tennis court and swimming pool to the high point of the hike at Old Pioneer Horse Camp. We’ll stop for a break at the camp at two wooden picnic tables that somehow survived the fire, and then we’ll return to the cars via Summit Trail.

Directions: From I-680, take Diablo Road. After 0.7 mile, turn right to stay on Diablo Road. After an additional 2.2 miles, turn left onto Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd, which becomes South Gate Road. After paying the $8 (I think) fee at the fee station, proceed about another 1.5 miles to the Curry Point parking area on the right side of the road at a sharp left turn in the road.

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  • David C.

    Thanks for your company on the trail yesterday! Hopefully, we can do this again sometime and see how the regrowth progresses.

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic hike and great company. Thanks David!

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike today. Thank you David!

    April 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have missed it. Hope you all had a great time. I thought it was next week. Tough week for me. Distracted. I was thinking about the group a lot yesterday during a very long walk.

    April 13, 2014

  • Kitty

    debated for a long time, but I think the wise choice is to stay home and do my tax. Sorry!

    April 12, 2014

  • Monica

    This will be too difficult without Chau there! Sorry!

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is parking limited or easy to find at Diablo?

    April 12, 2014

  • MARCIA

    Darn the weather-I was so looking forward to this hike! I'll be in Paris for the reschedule, so everyone please enjoy it for me!

    March 31, 2014

  • Chau

    So sorry I cannot make the Re-Hike. Will be out of town.

    March 29, 2014

  • David C.

    Hike rescheduled for April 13

    March 28, 2014

  • Monica

    Or you could just reschedule for another day.

    March 28, 2014

  • Monica

    David, Can you please cancel it, otherwise people will show up. :-)

    March 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry the hike had to be cancelled, I was really looking forward to it. I hope it can be rescheduled very soon. Thank you David for organizing the hike and I will look forward to the next time.

    March 28, 2014

  • David C.

    With heavy rain forecast for tomorrow morning I think it best to cancel the hike. The route is exposed, offers little or no shelter, and would be extremely muddy in places. This is very disappointing, but I think it best to try to reschedule this hike for another day. :-(

    March 28, 2014

  • Kitty

    It's safe and no mud slide from the rain, right?

    March 27, 2014

    • David C.

      No mud slides that I'm aware of.

      March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to carpool. Starting from Palo Alto and Milpitas is on the way

    March 27, 2014

  • David C.

    Car pool info: If you prefer to carpool, I suggest meeting at Tasman and Alder park&ride in Milpitas at 8 a.m. I'll not be there myself as my car is already full. To get there from the south, take Tasman east from I-880, and then turn left on Alder; the park&ride is on your left. From 237, go south on Zanker, and then east on Tasman, and then turn right into Alder; the park&ride is on your left. Feel free to make separate carpooling arrangements if you prefer.

    March 27, 2014

  • David C.

    Rain is in the forecast for Friday night, though it looks like it might stop raining for the hike. Be prepared for mud. However, when pre-hiked this set of trails a few weeks ago a couple of days after significant rain, I encountered patches of sticky mud for the first mile, but the rest was firm under foot.

    March 27, 2014

  • Monica

    Can you please let Chau in? :-)

    March 25, 2014

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