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Mount Diablo Interpretive Association

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association is a non-profit volunteer organization that assists in maintaining and interpreting Mount Diablo State Park.

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Book Review: Mount Diablo: The Extraordinary Life and Landscapes of a California Treasure

October 01, 2011 by Dan Rademacher

Photos by Stephen Joseph, text by Linda Rimac Colberg, Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, 2010, 266 pages, $50. Photographer Stephen Joseph ...

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Three Peaks, One Day, No Car

June 13, 2011 by Carly Peltier

This coming weekend, you could count yourself among an elite few folks who use only bicycles and mass transit to summit the Bay Area's three major peaks in one day. Or join in for just one or two. Or follow along and learn just how far you can get without a car.

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Overnight on Mount Diablo

April 01, 2009 by Ryan Branciforte

It has been over a year now since I took the plunge into car-free existence. The one-way, overnight backpack trip up and over Mount Diablo that I took last fall is one example of the kind of adventure I have been enjoying since I said good-bye to my car.

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Letter from the Publisher

July 01, 2007 by David Loeb

Back in the mid-1970s, as a newcomer here, I felt a certain pride in learning to orient myself by sighting ...

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Mount Diablo Resources

July 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Organizations Several local nonprofit organizations work to protect open space on and around Mount Diablo and to inform the public ...

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Mount Diablo: A Place for Raptors

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo’s woodlands and canyons provide habitat for a fantastic variety of raptors, from kestrels to golden eagles (of which ...

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Speak of the Devil

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

Mount Diablo is such a towering icon of our landscape that it is sometimes easy to forget how much complexity lies within its familiar outline. Indeed, the mountain holds many stories: from the drama of its birth under the ocean, to its (mis)naming by early American settlers, to last year's rediscovery of the rare Mount Diablo buckwheat. Today the story continues, with the mountain and its surrounding ridges and canyons anchoring a bold vision for a broad swath of protected open space and wildlife corridors stretching from Concord to Livermore.

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The Summit Loop Hike

July 01, 2007 by David Rains Wallace

This strenuous 5.3-mile hike circumambulates Mount Diablo’s summit, and traverses many of the mountain’s geological and botanical features. When I ...

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What a Grand Sight!

July 01, 2007 by Matthew Bettelheim

Beginning in 1860, botanist William H. Brewer accompanied state geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney on an expedition to perform “an accurate ...

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