Mount Diablo Interpretive Association volunteers are leading three August hikes exploring Mount Diablo’s mid-summer sounds and beauty as the sun goes down.
Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike
Saturday, August 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Experience Mount Diablo State Park as darkness falls in a four mile hike searching for owls, bats, scorpions, tarantulas, poorwills, and other denizens of the dark. Wear good hiking shoes; bring flashlight, liquids, and snacks; dress in layers.
Meet: Mitchell Canyon Parking Lot
Parking: $6 per vehicle
Up in the Clouds Hike
Saturday, August 30, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. ‘Our Place in the Galaxy’ astronomy program
Enjoy phenomenal views from the top of Mount Diablo on this one-mile hike along the Mary Bowerman trail; hike leaders will share legend and lore associated with landmarks below. After the hike, stay for the free astronomy program. Wear good hiking shoes; bring flashlight, liquids, and snacks/dinner; dress in layers.
Meet: Lower Summit Parking Lot
Parking: $10 per vehicle
Photo: Black Point After Sunset, credit Ray Mengel