|Peak Summited||2019 Mount Diablo|
|Type of Hike||Day hike|
|Road Conditions||Road suitable for all vehicles|
|Bug Status||Bugs were not too bad|
|Snow Conditions||Snow free|
|Trail Conditions||Minor obstacles posing few problems|
Mt. Diablo via Mitchell Canyon is my first peak for this challenge. I set out on a Saturday morning…which happened to be my second day of summer break…I am an elementary school principal.
I knew the hike was a distance of 13-ish miles, but I regularly run half marathons, complete Spartans, etc… I didn't anticipate too much struggle…BUT, 13 miles hiking with an elevation like Mt. Diablo is different.
I was able to accomplish the task in approx. 5.5 hours, which I feel successful about.
It was a somewhat lonely hike, I hiked alone…and I only encountered a few people along the way.
Overall the hike was good and I feel accomplished in my task. Hydration pack was a MUST and I am glad that I could refill at the summit. It was a beautiful day and not too hot.
Looking forward to my next hike.