Our route takes us past (and sometimes into) bizarre rock formations, sulfur springs, fossils, and an array of fascinating ferns, shrubs, and trees. We’ll share stories of how the “Big Four” railroad tycoons, William Randolph Hearst, and even a governor who showed up “drunk as a skunk” at the park’s second dedication ceremony all played a role in shaping Mount Diablo’s past 100 years.
PRESENTER: Ken Lavin
NOTES: If you have any questions about this event, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x 321.
Ken Lavin has introduced countless children and adults to the delights of nature and the greenbelt as an outdoor education teacher, park ranger, hike leader, and Outings Coordinator at Greenbelt Alliance.
Ken is also a naturalist for Diablo Nature Adventures in Mount Diablo State Park. He also worked as a National Park Ranger at Muir Woods and the Marin Headlands (where he was referred to as the “cool ranger” by school children). He served as president of the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association and is the Outreach and Public Program Chair for the Mount Diablo Group of the Sierra Club.
Ken has been featured by several Bay Area media outlets for his hiking experience and is the featured hike leader in the Sierra Club’s nationally distributed “How to Lead a Hike” video.