Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mt. Diablo Loop

On Saturday, November 26, 2011, I joined a Hikers & Company Meetup that did a loop hike to the summit of Mt. Diablo.     We left Sacramento at 7:38 a.m. and arrived at the Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center at about 8:10 p.m.  I ran my iPhone's Map My Hike app to track the trail.  The new phone's battery nearly died by the time I finished at about 4:15 p.m. We spent about 40 minutes at the summit walking through the museum and eating lunch. We saw a couple of other large groups on the trail at the same time we were on it, in addition to a few small groups and some cyclists, who must generally use the automobile road. he trail is quite separate from the hiking trail.

The trail crosses the road to the summit.

The top of Mt. Diablo has a museum built as a WPA project.

Below is a fly-over view of the hike.

Inside the museum is the rock floor summit.
A relief map with light showing our starting point.

The trail about 3 miles from the end of the loop.