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710. Diablo Falls Loop (01/23/10)

Hikers (19): Arlene, Chinyet, Colleen, David, Diane, Ernesto, George, Harvey, Jane, Karl, Linda L, Mark E, Melissa, Peter M, Robert, Ross, Rufina, Steve, Yoshiko
Distance: 17 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 10 beauty
Park info: Mt. Diablo State Park in Clayton

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Karl, George and Steve

Two new peaks and over 50% new trails to INCH in a park we've visited 28 times previously--Mt. Diablo still has plenty to offer. Since it had been raining several days prior, we schedule a visit to Mt. Diablo's seasonal waterfalls. Would the trails be a muddy slog? Would we get rained or snowed on the whole time? Would people get lost due to the numerous trails?

1-2-3 INCH

Well, for now, let the pictures tell the story:


The beginning of the hike was sunny and bright


Black Peak from Olofson Ridge


Mt. Diablo was snowy


George says it's a whale


Diane takes a break


First fall view


This is why it's called Falls Trail


Deer chillin' on an unnamed peak

Milestones:
Yoshiko's 1st leaf



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