|Mt. Diablo - Winter 2009|
|The observatory on top of Diablo|
We were not sure what to expect on our mini road trip because the sky was getting hazy when we left our homes at 3 pm.
We have both lived near the base of the mountain for many years and when returning to Walnut Creek from a long trip, it is always a comforting site to see the mountain rising up from the growing suburbs.
But today "she" out did herself....
|A spot of sunlight shining on the SF bay|
|The Golden Gate Bridge (center), Treasure Island (left) and the Farallon Islands (top left)|
|A sea shell in the stone blocks that built the observatory|
|A Sun Dog|
|Near sunset with the sun reflecting in the SF Bay & the Pacific Ocean in the background|
|View driving down Diablo looking toward the Delta|
Some Mt. Diablo history....
Mount Diablo is sacred to many California Native American peoples and according to Miwok and Ohlone mythology it was the point of creation.
The panorama from Mt. Diablo is all the more impressive considering the mountain’s relatively short elevation 3,849 of feet. Two reasons for the views are the mountain rises very abruptly from its surroundings and the land surrounding the mountain is nearly ﬂat.