Save Mt. Diablo & Kaiser Host “Hike & Thrive” Event on Sunday May 4th

April 26, 2014 18:00 pm · 8 comments

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Join Kaiser Permanente for a special hike led by Save Mount Diablo at the Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area on Sunday, May 4th, beginning at 9am.

Castle Rock Regional Recreation Area is nestled between Walnut Creek and Mount Diablo. Breathtaking outcroppings of sandstone pinnacles give Castle Rock its name and provide habitat for an array of sensitive species including Golden Eagles and falcons.

There will be an intermediate hike and an advanced hike to accommodate different experience levels.

Please wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes (no open toed shoes). A light breakfast will be provided, but please bring extra snacks for the hike.  Also please bring water and wear sunscreen.

Intermediate Hike:

Distance: Approximately 5.75 miles
500 foot elevation gain
Time: 3 hours

Advanced Hike:

Distance: Approximately 8 miles
550 foot elevation gain
Time: 4 hours

To register, email diablokp@kp.org with the names and email addresses of those attending. This hike is on a first come first served basis, as space and parking are limited. Plan to arrive by 8:30am for check-in and parking.

You do not need to be a Kaiser Permanente member to attend.

Everyone is welcome.

{ 8 comments }

1 Cat Wrangler April 26, 2014 at 6:25 PM

What a wonderful way to serve the public! KP is awesome!

2 DIrty Pool April 26, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Hike is fine, but Save Mount Diablo????? PLEASE! Must be a big money making event, as treading with big boots and littering, will not save the Mountain anytime soon.

3 Veronica April 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

This looks like a great event and it tells you exactly where it is and the times. Imagine that…no guessing.

4 me April 26, 2014 at 11:17 PM

lol love your comment dirty pool…

5 Connie Dobbs April 27, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Just wanted to mention the couple pictured in the ad are Martesians. She works at Alley Cat on Main St.

6 PermanentVacationWithNsps April 27, 2014 at 10:41 AM

If Kaiser wasn’t such a crappy
medical plan, more of it’s members
might be able to actually walk a
distance like that and actually
participate in a hike.

7 Mary April 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM

I am looking forward to the hike. Many thanks to Kaiser and Save Mt Diablo for bringing this wonderful event to us. Mt Diablo is my favorite mountain.

8 Cowellian April 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

This will be worth seeing:

From the ashes: Mount Diablo recovers from wildfire

MOUNT DIABLO — A sea of wildflowers and other plant life is rising from the ashes on Mount Diablo as it recovers from a searing 3,100-acre wildfire six months ago.

Some wildflower species that live only on or near the mountain are having a banner year, popping up in soils awash in sunlight and nutrients after dense chaparral burned away in the Morgan Fire.

One California wildflower, not seen in the East Bay for 81 years, was found in a burned area last weekend during a post-fire survey by a conservation group.

That small blue and lavender bloom, a Kellogg’s climbing snapdragon, is part of the recovery…

CoCo Times: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_25648937/from-ashes-mount-diablo-recovers-from-wildfire

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