(This event is sponsored by the Sierra Singles.)
Come join us on a moderately paced circumnavigation of Mt. Diablo and a trip to its main peak on which one can see the most land area second only from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Frequent stops will be made to enjoy and identify the wide variety of spring wildflowers before they fade way for the season. This hike is about eight miles with about 1700 feet elevation gain.
Note: If you are looking for a fast paced hike and/or are not interested in stopping for wildflowers, this hike is not for you. Mellow hikers are welcomed.
Bring: lunch, liquids, snacks to share and layered clothing. Hiking boots are recommended as there are some steep downhills with loose rocks.
Meet: 10:00 am in the parking lot in front of Juniper Campground.
Directions: take Hwy 24 through Caldercott tunnel and exit at Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn right on Ygnacio Rd. and go pass John Muir Hospital to Walnut Ave. (Not to be confuse with Walnut Blvd.). Turn right on Walnut Ave. to traffic circle and go right then left on to North Gate Rd. Following North Gate Rd. to Summit Rd. Follow Summit Rd, to Juniper Campground. Allow time to get up the mountain to the campground. ($10 entrance fee).
Cancellation: Any rain cancels.
Leader: Albert Chiu[masked], or [masked]. (You can contact me on my cell phone on the day of the hike at[masked].
TO ALL SIERRA SINGLES PARTICIPANTS: We are a volunteer organization and depend upon your generosity with your time. Consider becoming a leader! To continue offering the frequency and variety of hikes that you find in our schedule, we need to recruit new hike leaders. It’s not hard to become a leader, and it’s fun and rewarding to lead. You’ll be able to share with others the hikes that you love most. If you think you may enjoy it, but aren’t sure, consider co-leading a hike with Albert, Seth, or any of our leaders. To learn how, contact Albert Chiu (albert-chiu at att.net) or Seth Feinberg (sethfeinberg at yahoo.com), or speak to any leader.