948. The Windy Oyster (09/20/14)
Hikers (21): Alan, Biz, Brad, Carissa, Carol, Chester, Helen, Jane, Jeff V, Jim, Kathryn, Paul, Peter E, Ross, Sabine, Sandy, Sarbinder, Shuli, Sophie, Steve, Thai
Distance: 19 miles
Rating: 4 difficulty, 8 beauty
Park info: Mt. Diablo State Park near Blackhawk
Steve owes a writeup!
Visited interesting places in the park like Sentinel Rock, Balancing Rock, Windy Point, and Oyster Point. Used plenty of new trails to reach those places as well. With 4.5k ft elevation gain, and a touch of Diablo heat, it wasn't easy. Since several people were out of water soon after Oyster Point, we were happy to get shade and breezes from Oyster Point all the way to the parking area (~3.5 miles). Someone even got a Black Leaf of Shame.
Shuli's 120th leaf
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