Mt. Diablo…one down, five to go

Peak Summited2019 Mount Diablo
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadMitchell Canyon
Road ConditionsRoad suitable for all vehicles
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor 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.

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