Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo
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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo and Back!!! on 04/21/2009 14:56:07 MDT Print View

Warm-up for the up coming season!! May 16th all the Bay Area Hikers are invited to do 9.6 mile(one way) out and back to Mt. Diablo from my house. So lets just say a 20 mile day hike. I have done it 4 times and each time took about 4 hours to get to the top(with breaks).. After the hike I would like to have a BBQ at my house and RELAX!!!! Families and friends are welcome to come to my house afterwards. I have a very kid friendly backyard with a treehouse, zip-line and big hammock.
Please let me know if you are interested so I can start planning accordingly!!!! Hope to see all the Bay Area Chapter Members on the May 16th...Thanks---- Hike should start no later then 8:00 AM

Edited by Creachen on 04/21/2009 14:57:23 MDT.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo and Back!!! on 04/21/2009 16:01:22 MDT Print View

Jay,

Count me in for the hike and my wife and 6 yr old to join the BBQ.

What can we bring to the BBQ?

-Tony

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo on 04/21/2009 16:05:40 MDT Print View

Geez, you guys have all the fun.

Nate Meinzer
(Rezniem) - F

Locale: San Francisco
I'm down on 04/21/2009 16:07:56 MDT Print View

Sounds good....

Lyan Jordan
(redmonk)

Locale: Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo on 04/21/2009 16:23:44 MDT Print View

Sounds like fun, I'll get some beer into kegs before the BBQ.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo on 04/21/2009 17:19:34 MDT Print View

Actually I cannot attend. I just remembered that I have a Thurs-Sat. Event that falls on that weekend down in Paso Robles with a tasting at Estancia and Wild Horse wineries. Have fun folks!!!!

Edited by kennyhel77 on 04/21/2009 17:23:23 MDT.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo on 04/21/2009 18:10:00 MDT Print View

Since we are a light weight backpacking group, does this mean we should bring our "fully" loaded packs with us on the hike?

Could be a training hike to get in condition for future trips? :)

-Tony

Jeremy Pendrey
(Pendrey) - MLife

Locale: California
I'm in on 04/21/2009 18:45:04 MDT Print View

Sounds fun. I'm in with family for the post party. I call first on the zip line.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Members: Hike to Mt. Diablo and Back! on 04/21/2009 19:12:13 MDT Print View

Sure Tony! Hike your own Hike-as they say. I will be taking a day pack-Golite ION with a large Platy, snacks and GUs. The weather is really starting to heat up so dress accordingly- wide brims a must!

-Jay

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
sounds like good fun, Jay on 04/21/2009 23:44:56 MDT Print View

but most likely I can't make it - I have to time a race Sunday (4:30 am alarm) & 20 miles is a bit over my limit

thanks for the idea, organization & invite - please have a beer for me :)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Members hike to Mt. Diablo and Back on 04/22/2009 21:24:41 MDT Print View

We have 5 up for it so far--The more the better..Lets all get in shape for the up coming backpacking season!!! BBQ afterwards- Meet and Greet!

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
sounds fun on 04/25/2009 17:25:37 MDT Print View

I have to look at my calender, but i think i can make it... never hiked mt. diablo, and im born and raised in the bay...

but jay, why not bring a full pack to "simulate" your hike? and of course to show off your gear ;)

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Hike to Mt. Diablo Peak on 05/09/2009 13:10:15 MDT Print View

A 18 mile out and back day hike with a Pizza & Beer Bash afterwards at my house...The more the better-invite your out of shape friends too!!! PM for my address---Jay
May 16th!!!!!!

Edited by Creachen on 05/09/2009 22:46:07 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
May 16th-- Hike to Mt. Diablo on 05/10/2009 18:31:53 MDT Print View

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Mt.Diablo 3,849 ft



There is too much Snow in the Sierras--get in shape in the mean time!!!!!!!! Pm me --Jay

Edited by Creachen on 05/10/2009 21:20:13 MDT.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: May 16th-- Hike to Mt. Diablo on 05/11/2009 13:35:47 MDT Print View

Jay,

Count me in...again, can we bring something for the BBQ?

Also, is this going to be a dry trail?

As in we would need to carry all the water we would need for the whole day?

Want to carry accordingly.

-Tony

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area -Hike to Mt. Diablo on 05/11/2009 14:41:17 MDT Print View

Hey Tony, Glad that you can make it. It will be a dry trail but there is a water fountain at a campsite about 3 miles from the top and there is water at the top of Mt. Diablo. It will be in the mid 80's on Saturday so if possible I would like to meet at 7:45 am at my house for a 8:00 departure. Because of the long day I will be to tired and lazy to BBQ so lets make it easy and have a Pizza Fest instead. Pizza and Beer on me boys and girls!!!!! Tony pm for my address....

Edited by Creachen on 05/11/2009 18:30:30 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Hike to Mt. Diablo on 05/13/2009 07:21:13 MDT Print View

Hey Jesse H!!! PM for my address

7:45am meet time at my house for a 8:00 departure!!!
Please try to be on time....Thank You

Recommendations: Day Pack, Gaiters, Trekking Poles(For us old people) IPOD, Hat, Large Platypus, Hoagies & Snacks, GU's

Head count is now over Ten--the more the Better!!! Bring your out of shape friends too!!! Pizza and Beer at my house afterwards..

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Bay Area Hike to Mt. Diablo on 05/14/2009 17:55:36 MDT Print View

Hello Friends, Would any body mind if we step up the start time.. It is going to be 93 degrees on Saturday.. Can people meet at my house at 7:00 for a 7:15 departure... or 6:30?????

Let me know!!!! I know Carlos is coming from Watsonville
Any Suggestions? Feedback?

-Jay

Linda Vassallo
(eastbayhiker)

Locale: Eastbay
Mt D Hike Start Time on 05/14/2009 18:57:05 MDT Print View

Hi Jay, I can start anytime. Earlier is good, to beat the heat. Will be there whichever time is set. Looking forward to it.
LV

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Mt D Hike Start Time on 05/14/2009 20:32:18 MDT Print View

Sure, if we want to meet at your place at 6:30 am, I can do that.

Painful as it might be for me. :)

If I see the sunrise, it probably means that I just never went to sleep.

Given the temps, I think it would be a good idea to meet as early as possible.

Bring extra water considering the heat and the exposed trail.

-Tony