Wednesday, August 24, 2011

90: Mt Diablo Contra Costa County California

Mt Diablo

On Sunday 21st August we made a trip to Mt Diablo (Google Map)an isolated up-thrust peak at 3,864 ft or 1,178 m, and about a 90 minute drive from Cupertino.

The boys loved the views
Our first stop was a third of the way to the summit at a group of car parks at a camping ground full of rocky outcrops.

The kids just loved climbing and exploring this area and have asked to go back there.

Even little Ivy loved it even though she kept falling over, and we all agree that next time we will dress better for rock climbing.
Mt Diablo rock climbing

Mt Diablo - the road up
After a lot of fun climbing rocks we jumped back in the car and headed to the summit of Mt Diablo which has one of the largest viewsheds in the United States.

We drove in comfort past many cyclists struggling to get to the top, and others free wheeling down the mountain at ridiculous speeds.

Mt Diablo Summit 

 It was a good day and we look forward to going back :)

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