Mount Diablo: Mount Olympia | North Peak

May 20, 2018
Contra Costa County
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 8.63 miles
Elevation Gain: 3,104 ft.

BRUTAL. Yet oh so beautiful! Lots of wildlife today - from crows, turkey vultures & lizards, to deer, a skunk, a bunny, a snake, plus interesting cloud formations.  All in all a great day.


Fresh faces before the serious trekking begins.


 Antioch Bridge

 North Peak - our destination awaits . . .

. . . but first Mt. Olympia.

Looking back on Mt. Olympia (flattop).

 Steeper than it looks - with lots of loose rock.


 Pretty sure it is a gopher snake.

 Nature's fireworks.


 It was a "butt-er" kind of day. Ha ha.