Learn about nature at Celebrate on the Mountain at Mount Diabo
Guests can view distant galaxies from the telescopes at the Summit Visitor’s Center during Celebrate on the Mountain. The visitor’s center is located atop Mount Diablo’s highest peak.
- If you go
Where: Celebrate on the Mountain, Mount Diablo State Park, 2626 Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. (Don’t use 96 Mitchell Canyon Road, Clayton, to drive to the summit as there is no road access from this park entrance.)
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Stargazing Saturday runs until 11 p.m.
Cost: The event is free to the public, however, there is a $10 park entrance fee per vehicle.
Information: www.mdia.org and www.parks.ca.gov.
Considerations: With perhaps one of the worst droughts that California has ever seen, Mount Diablo is suffering from a severe water shortage. In order to meet the park’s basic water needs, the park has been forced to close the permanent flushing restrooms. Porta-potties have been rented and placed nearby. Water faucets in the campground and in many of the other locations within the park have been shut off. In order to avoid dehydration, bring plenty of water to drink.
Guests are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. Dogs are allowed only in developed areas and must be on a leash at all times. Events for the two-day celebration are being held at different points in the park, so for locations, directions to the park and information on other park activities and times, visit the websites.
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:27 pm
Allergies have alerted us to the arrival of Spring. The breezes are warm and a rainbow of color has imprinted its brilliant hues on the canvas of flora displayed all around us. The chirping and the howl of wildlife fill the air, beckoning us with nature’s siren call to commune with her beauty and experience the great ecological treasures of her great outdoors. How can we resist?
For those of you who can’t resist the urge to feel the sun on your skin and the exhilaration of well exercised muscles coursing through your soul, you must Celebrate on the Mountain at Mount Diablo State Park.
Contact Pam Bauserman at 209-369-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:27 pm.