Saturday, January 23, 2010

Our Hike to the Snow!

It was a beautiful, sunny morning at our house but we could see snow on top of Mt. Diablo. So we decided to hike up to it. We drove up and parked just above the Junction. The first photo was what it looked like there. Still nice and sunny but much colder than at home.
Of course, had to take our self portrait! You can see the snow in the background. The snow started at about the 2800' level. We made it!!!
There was a lot of snow up there and I've never seen so many people on the mountain. The road was closed at Juniper campgrounds so the road from there to the summit was filled with people & dogs walking, throwing snowballs at each other, pushing strollers, and pulling sleds!
We hiked back down on the north side. Not as much snow here but MUCH colder. We saw rain in the distance so started walking faster. At one point I told Glenn one of the clouds looked like a wall cloud. We laughed. Then when we got home our neighbor told us we were in a tornado watch!


starrynightimpressions said...

I heard about that Tornado just a bit ago! I used to live in the bay area and that is scary.
Glad you had fun in the snow and made it back before the storm hit!

Grandpa said...

Wish I could have been with you. Looks like a very interesting hike.

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