August Hikes Explore Astronomy and Things That Go Bump in the Night on Mt. Diablo

July 22, 2014 18:00 pm · 6 comments

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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

Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@aol.com or sweettrails00@gmail.com

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

Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@aol.com or sweettrails00@gmail.com

Photo: Black Point After Sunset, credit Ray Mengel

1 lmcc July 22, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Sounds interesting! Thanks for posting the info on these events.

2 Atticus Thraxx July 22, 2014 at 7:22 PM

I want to do the bats and critters one. Killjoy you up for this?

3 Shasta Daisy July 22, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I’ll be there!

4 Marissa July 22, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I’m hoping for aliens!

5 EBRPD July 23, 2014 at 7:49 AM

East Bay Regional Park District also leads a number of evening walks over the summer (e.g.Tuesday Twilights)
http://www.ebparks.org/Assets/_Nav_Categories/Activities/Naturalist+Information/Southeast+Sector+-+Sunol/2014+Tuesday+Twilights+Final.pdf

6 Jtkatec July 23, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Things that go bump in the night….. or the sound of shoveling as someone buries a body…..MUUUHHAAAAAAA

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