Buy Nothing Day
Friday November 29 9:30 a.m. Mt. Olympia at Mt. Diablo State Park
Meet Janet Gawthrop at the end of Rialto Dr to scope out the east and north sides of Mt. Diablo, which burned this last September.
We will be checking out how the area was changed by the fire. If you can, bring a camera, phone, or other gear to record the route and compare it with the scene next February.
This will be a strenuous walk with a 2300 foot elevation gain outward, with the same downhill going back. The round trip distance is about 6 miles, so bring water, lunch and be ready for a trip of 6-7 hours. We will go out in light rain, but heavy rain will postpone the trip until Saturday November 30 at 9:30.
Directions: Take 24 east or 680 to exit at Ignacio Valley Road. Continue east on Ignacio Valley Road out of Walnut Creek into Clayton, where you will reach the intersection of Ignacio Valley and Clayton Road. Turn right onto Clayton Road, and follow Clayton Road past the first intersection with Marsh Creek Road; in about a mile it becomes Marsh Creek Road. Continue straight on Marsh Creek Road and then turn right onto Regency Drive. Go 3 blocks on Regency Drive, turn left onto Rialto Drive and follow it to the trailhead at the end. Regency Drive also ends at a trailhead, but that is for a different trail; be sure to turn left onto Rialto. Meet the group at the end of Rialto.
Safety: Outdoor activities are inherently risky. On hiking trips, grave injury and death are not out of the realm of possibility. By coming on this trip, you agree to be 100% responsible for your own health, safety and well being. If you bring a guest(s), that guest(s) will be 100% responsible for his/her own health, safety and well being.