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842. Mt. Diablo (South) (08/11/12)

Hikers (13): Chinyet, David, David A, Isai, Jeff, Karl, Paul, Ross, Sarah, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Yipeng
Distance: 15 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Mt. Diablo State Park near Alamo

Steve owes a writeup! -- Pictures by Karl

According to weather reports, it was going to be well into the 100s in Henry Coe, so I rescheduled the hike to Mt. Diablo. That's not to say Mt. Diablo would be cooler, but at least there is plenty of water along the way. . .and if someone died, it would be easier to get the remains out. As it turned out, temperatures touched the century mark, and you could buy a Coke at the summit--so civilized!


The Summit marker


Heading back


The final climb before Macedo Ranch

Milestones:
Highest point in Contra Costa county
Sophie's 70th leaf



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