Day Tripping @ Mt Diablo

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  1. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour Gold

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    Treked up the 3864' peak,Obervation deck,Rock City,Nature and Such,Eight bridges are visible, from west to east; San Mateo; Bay; Golden Gate; San Rafael; Carquinez; Benicia; Antioch and Rio Vista
    It does boast one of the largest viewsheds in the Western United States.To the East Yosemites Sentinel dome and to the North Lassen peak 181 miles away can be seen on a clear day. Mt Shasta 240 miles to the North is hidden by the curvature of the earth.

    This light {10 million candle power} atop the peak was instaled by Standard oil company to help guide aircraft into the Bat Area in 1928 is visable to a 100 miles

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    Monument inside above building



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    Visitors center with exposed rock showing highest point of the moutain

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    Fire scorched 3100 acres last Oct

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    Rock City pathway

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    Wind caves in the sand stone

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    Foot/Hand holds worn into the soft sandstone over the years

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    Sheer clifts50' drop off

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    Same as above this one is caled "Razor Back"

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    Wind Cave {Borowed pic}

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    Planing on another trip up in a couple months when the Tarantulas mating/migration period is in full swing.
     
  2. Just Peachy

    Just Peachy VIP Extreme Gold

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    Awesome. I love those hand and foot holds in the sandstone. Turns out humans actually did something utilitarian and beautiful at the same time. :)
     
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    Mack Well-Known Member VIP

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    Cool thread, Rod.

    I always enjoy outdoors threads from other parts of the country.
     
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    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    This is how you make a thread
     
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    keef Member Banned User

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    These all look like retarded smilie emoticons to me. :jj:

    Looks like a good time, cool thread.
     
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  6. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour Gold

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    Humans fuck shit up too, there is a bunch of graffiti etched into the sandstone rocks/wind caves quite a shame fucksticks gotta leave a mark.

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    keef Member Banned User

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    A sandwich shop I used to frequent had a wooden counter where you paid, I started carving an anarchy symbol into it while I waited, then a bunch of other people did too. This is much worse though.

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    God I hate that. It really does make me sick. I frequent a nearby waterfall and idiots have carved shit into wood and rocks. Disrespecting nature and animals is the number one thing that will redden my face with anger. :mad:
     
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    Hey Rod, that last pic has your name on it.
     
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    Unless.....





    Rod isn't your real name!!
     
  11. NipplesAndToes23

    NipplesAndToes23 Assistant to the Vice POTY VIP

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    I have lived in the East Bay since '89 and I have never been up there.
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Cool pics Rod. That razor back climb looks fun
     
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    gridman Dancing Madly Backwards

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    Niggas dont hike
     
  14. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour Gold

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    I've been here since '68 never rode a cable car or have taken the trip to Alcatraz island. # 10 wait for a clear day and take a trip up.
     
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    Cool. It's also the initial point for most of CA and all of NV public lands surveys.
     
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