Mount Diablo: 15 January 2005

Early Signs of Spring in Northern California

A hike of 4.1 miles in distance; 1,402 feet of climbing

Latitude: North 37° 55.258’

Longitude: West 121° 56.528’

Photos by Neil Mishalov

On 15 January 2005 I grabbed my Canon 20D digital SLR camera and drove from Berkeley to Mount Diablo for a little ramble. I usually notice the first signs of spring in urban areas in the middle of February. Hiking on the east side of Mount Diablo after numerous storms have dumped many inches of rain on the mountain, it was easy to notice the early signs of spring in the middle of January. Many native and wild plants benefited from the moisture and the temperate climate, and were showing signs of new life.

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Topographic Map with Route Superimposed:

Hike data gathered with a Garmin 60C GPS RECEIVER

Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Satellite Photo Map with Route Superimposed:

TerraBrowser satellite mapping program for Macintosh OSX by CHIMOOSOFT

GPS track converter by GPSBABEL

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A new shoot of Poison Oak reaches for the sun!
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Yet another shoot of Poison Oak
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An old moss covered rock
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Fern and moss Manzanita tree The East Peak (left) and the West Peak (right) of Mount Diablo, California
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The high point of this ramble. 1,640 feet
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Heading down the trail Poison Oak in all its glory
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Fungus on a tree
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California Oaks

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