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In Person: Mitchell Canyon Tarantula Hike

Saturday, September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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One event on September 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm

All Discover Diablo hikes are subject to, and will honor, all applicable COVID-19–related restrictions in place for our area.

A scientist exploring California in the 1860s described Mount Diablo’s tarantulas as “attaining the size of a half-grown mouse, possessing fangs the size of a rattlesnake’s, and delivering a bite generally considered fatal.” Yeesh. Is this the gruesome truth or just arachnophobia?

Join us for a nature walk through Mitchell Canyon and we will dispel any malicious rumors you might have heard about Mount Diablo’s misunderstood eight-legged creatures.

Be sure to bring plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.

Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the hike to 8 participants. All participants must bring a mask and stay 6ft apart. Hand sanitizer will be available at the hike.

Participants will also be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).

***There will be a $6 park entrance fee

Land: Mount Diablo State Park

Rating: Easy

Distance: 2 miles

Elevation change: 300’

Leader: Ken Lavin, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leader

Meet: Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA

Directions: From I-680, head east on Ygnacio Valley Road for 7.5 miles, then turn right on Clayton Road. Continue on Clayton Road, take a right on Mitchell Canyon Road, and follow it to the end.

Details

Date:
Saturday, September 4
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Website:
https://www.savemountdiablo.org/event/mitchell-canyon-tarantula-hike-3/
 

Organizer

Save Mount Diablo
Phone:
(925) 947-3535
Website:
www.savemountdiablo.org

Other

Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Danya Winterman

Venue

Mitchell Canyon trailhead
96 Mitchell Canyon Road
Clayton, CA United States
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