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Party on the Mountain! 2-Day Mt. Diablo Celebration This Weekend

Hikes, tours, telescopes ... and birthday cake at the summit at 3 p.m. Saturday!

Credit: Mount Diablo Interpretive Association.
Credit: Mount Diablo Interpretive Association.
For two days, Saturday and Sunday -- April 26 and 27 -- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Diablo State Park and Mount Diablo Interpretive Association will be partnering to commemorate significant milestone anniversaries.
  
In 2014, California State Parks is recognizing the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the State Park System, and Mount Diablo Interpretive Association is celebrating 40 years of service to Mount Diablo State Park.

For the celebration, there is a special weekend dedicated to hikes, demonstrations, and all things Mount Diablo.

Featuring information and activity booths from local organizations:

§ Mount Diablo Astronomical Society

§ Sierra Club

§ Save Mount Diablo

§ City of Walnut Creek

§ East Bay Hill People (Native Americans)

§ Northern California Bats Rescue & Education

§ Wild Birds Unlimited

Enjoy hikes, demonstrations, and all things Mount Diablo:

§ Hike with a nature photographer and learn secrets to capturing the stunning landscape.

§ Learn about the Mitchell Creek Restoration Project and see the work in progress.

§ Tour the Native Plant Garden and see what’s in bloom.

§ Meet a park ranger and learn what it’s like to work in the park.

§ See distant galaxies from telescopes near the Summit. (Stargazing Saturday until 11 pm.)

§ Check out a volunteer trail crew rebuilding a fire-scorched trail, and join them!

It’s all happening in the park:

§ The Summit / Lower Summit Picnic Area

§ Rock City

§ Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center

§ North Gate Entrance Station

§ Juniper Campground / Diablo Valley Overlook / Laurel Nook Picnic Area

 
Join the ceremony and anniversary cake at the Summit on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The event is free to the public; a $10 park entrance fee per vehicle is required. Visitors should come prepared for being out-of-doors.

Due to severe drought conditions, everyone is advised to bring drinking water as it is not available in most of the park. Packing a picnic is also recommended.

 Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the park’s Summit Visitor Center.

For more information, click here.

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