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1276. Black Diamond Mines (12/04/21)

Hikers (42): Ares, Arlene, Arush, Bjorn, Chinyet, Chris P, Cogsworth, Crystal, Dan, David A, George, Giulia, Grady, Helen, Hong, Jackson, Jim, Kathryn, Kendra, Kevin, Le D, Manfred, Mihail, Milon, Nagendra, Nohemi, Otis, Peter E, Qi, Rhea, Ross, Sandy F, Sarah, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Stacy, Steve, Susan S, Vicki, Yenya, Yipeng
Distance: 15 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve near Pittsburg

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Yipeng, George, Chinyet, Shuli, Milon, Sophie, Qi, Sarbinder, Stacy


A green cheer to start the hike


Upward to the graveyard


Congrats to Shuli for her third forest


Jim can't handle the prior shot and has to take a break at his house


There are some hills


Key central location for all the routes


Some investigated the old mine shafts


Others bagged irrelevant peaks


Lots of cool geology and INCHers


Black Diamond looks like this about three months a year


When you see this solar powered well, you know pain is coming. . .


Lark Trail is the diagonal cut--several tiny INCHers are slogging upwards


Almost done


#300 bread!


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Post party


Chinyet was still hiking while we celebrated, which makes for some nice pictures!

Milestones:
Arush's 30th leaf
Bjorn's 50th leaf
George's 520th leaf
Helen's 220th leaf
Jackson's 1st leaf
Milon's 110th leaf
Sarbinder's 260th leaf
Shuli's 3rd forest
Stacy's 140th leaf



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