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Ascent of Mount Diablo on 2011-07-24

Climber: Gene Vityugov

Others in Party:Patrick Kao
Date:Sunday, July 24, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Diablo
    Location:USA-California
    Elevation:3849 ft / 1173 m

Ascent Trip Report

Two of us started around the Rock City area and took the Summit Trail all the way up (we did take a shortcut that was shorter but steeper). We found the trail markers slightly confusing, but a couple fellow hikers straightened us out.
The hike is moderately strenuous - probably a 6/10 in the summer heat, and took us about 6 hours with a lot of time taking pictures at the top. Views at the top are worth it though. You can see A LOT of land around you.

For a little diversity, on the way back we took the Juniper Trail to Summit Trail back to our cars.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear



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