Save Mount Diablo: Sauntering & Soloing

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Hike Save Mount Diablo’s beautiful Mangini Ranch, its first public educational preserve, and connect more deeply to nature through a contemplative solo exercise amidst an oak woodland forest with beautiful vistas. Every participant should bring a journal and pen along … Read more

Southwest Slopes of Mount Diablo

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Spring is a wonderful time to hike this loop on the lower slopes of Mount Diablo’s southwestern side. The route, which includes portions of Stage Rd, Barbecue Terrace, and Wall Pt Rd, takes you through big skies and open grasslands, … Read more

Mount Diablo, a Story of Place

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This is an excerpt from photographer and longtime Bay Nature contributor Stephen Joseph’s new book, Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration. The book consists of hundreds of Joseph’s photographs, taken over three years on the mountain, and features essays by local conservation leaders.

Save Mount Diablo cofounder dies

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The co-founder of the influential nonprofit conservation group Save Mount Diablo,  Arthur D. Bonwell, died at 85 at his home in Concord, California. The trained electrical engineer for Dupont made a second career in conservation, recognizing that the state was … Read more