This hike has 2 options - a 6 mile option, or the full parking lot to summit and back 14 mile option (3,500' elevation gain). Members may bring 2 guests to this event, for a total of 25 hikers. Please be in the parking lot and ready to go by 9:30am. We will be going at a reasonable but continuous pace at this event.
If you are doing the longer event, bring a picnic lunch as we'll spend time at the summit enjoying a much earned lunch and taking some great summit photos. The views are astounding - from the summit you can see further than any location on Earth, other than Mt. Kilimanjaro. For those who are climbing Kilimanjaro in July with us, this is an excellent training event.
We'll all hike the first 3 miles together, and this is a good turn around spot as you start to get some of the views as you've hiked up enough elevation to get some nice views if you are on the 6 mile version. We'll all break here as the last mile or so to get to this spot is pretty steep hiking so this is a good quick break spot (and his picnic tables for the shorter hike group to have a bite at).
After we reach the 3 mile point, the rest of us will continue on up and around the mountain for about 4 more miles until we get to the summit. This is a full excursion of Mt Diablo, and we'll not only summit but hike on all sides of the mountain so you'll have spectacular views all day long.