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1205. Five Peaks of Diablo (11/29/19)

Hikers (31): Alan, Bjorn, Brad, Conrad, Dan, Ellen, George, Giulia, Grady, HaJo, Jason W, Jeff, Jim, Jolly, Kathryn, Lina, Mihail, Milon, Noehmi, Olivier D, Peter, Rainer, Ralph, Sandy F, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Susan S, Theresa, Yannick
Distance: 15 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Mt. Diablo State Park near Clayton

Peter owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Alan, Giulia, Jim, Kathryn, Milon, and Sophie


Heading up Eagle Peak in the bright sunshine


Starting to see snow on the ground at higher elevation


The trail to the summit was a winter wonderland!


Giulia was enjoying the view


Not as crowded as usual -- that's a good thing!


More than just a dusting of snow near the summit


Posing with my new buddy at the summit


Add him to the INCH list before he melts


Slogging up to North Peak


That last little bit never disappoints (coming down was not too bad this time)


With Shuli at North Peak (after changing into warmer gear)


Time to head down to Olympia and then the quarry (the last few miles take forever)

Milestones:
Highest point in Contra Costa county
Brad's 260th leaf
Conrad's 1st leaf
Jason W's 1st leaf
Olivier D's 1st leaf
Sarbinder's 230th leaf
Steve's 940th leaf



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