“I know I am not capable of suffering more than I did during those few minutes of suspense in the dark, surrounded by those creeping, bloody-minded tarantulas.”
–From Mark Twain’s Roughing It
Was Mr. Twain exaggerating? (It wouldn’t be the first time.) Find out for yourself as we hike Mitchell Canyon in search of Mount Diablo’s famous spiders and other crepuscular and nocturnal critters that call Mount Diablo home.
Leader: Liz Watson and Ken Lavin, and their eight-legged friends, Scarlett O’Harry and Trumpy
Location: Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center Mount Diablo State Park
Total Distance: 3 miles
Where to Meet: We’ll assemble at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center.
What to bring: A flashlight. Dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes.