Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mt. Diablo (Walnut Creek, CA)

This morning Mike (brother-in-law) and I took of to hike Mt. Diablo.  We are spending the Thanksgiving holiday with family in Walnut Creek, CA and Mt. Diablo is the biggest peak around.  It was a little on the cool side and the wind was howling but since those are two things I love, I enjoyed myself.  It was also a nice escape from the kids and craziness.

We chose a route that starts fairly high up but circumnavigates the mountain while climbing about 2000ft in elevation.  In all the hike was in the neighborhood of 6 miles long and the views from the top were pretty awesome.  I could easily see the Bay Bridge, San Francisco and into the Pacific to the east and the Sierras to the southwest.