Contra Costa County
Mitchell Canyon/Back Creek Trails
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 8.97 miles
When I left the house this morning to pick up my sister, we did not have a concrete plan other than we were going to trek Mt. Diablo; our beloved magestic mountain. I copied the largest map of Diablo that I could find in our hiking book and we went from there. And what fabulous day! (Noreen: We will be going back, not to worry!!! Especially to the vistors center - Ha ha ha. Cool stuff! Bring cash or check!)
You need to plan for a full day when you hike Mt. Diablo. We never make it back in the time we allot ourselves. Today for instance we planned on being back by one o'clock; it was three thirty when we got home. We knew we were in trouble when it took us close to half an hour just to walk maybe a tenth of mile. So much beauty right from the beginning!
Formed during the Jurassic period.
(no relation to the beverage)
Sharing the love..
Notice it was a heart-shaped rock Laura added.
Looks like a deer to us!
Any guesses? *
Notice the bird shaped rock someone
has placed atop the sign.
Find Waldo "Lizard"
Anyone know the name of this plant?
Now this is a rocky trail.
No, it's not the Mystery Spot.
Just stretching the calves on an incline.
Black Winged Kite
*A droplet of sap.