03 December, 2009

Mount Diablo

Heather and I had a perfect ride up Mount Diablo. We started at Shell Ridge and worked our way up a valley. We found some huge mushrooms!
Heather's glove = 7.5"

After a steep ascent up BBQ Terrace we cruised by rock formations and down Wall Point Road. The trail surface is mostly "slick-rock", solid sandstone.

Wall Point Road

Back at Shell Ridge we poached the gorgeous Indian Valley trail at sunset. The singletrack is amazing. Perfect ride.

We spent 4 hours and only saw 1 horse, 2 joggers, and over 20 mountain bikers. Maybe East Bay Parks management should stop hating on bikers?

View past Diablo trips under "Favorites" on right.
--- ---