February 18, 2010

Go Climb a Rock!






Inspired by this post from Amie at Ciao Bambino, we headed to Mt. Diablo over Presidents Day weekend. What's the big deal about Mt. Diablo? Well, based in the Bay Area of Northern California, it's 3849' summit offers one of the best views in the United States due to it's sweeping 360 panorama. More of the earth's surface can be seen from this mountain than any other peak in the world, besides Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. So there! Gotta love visitor centers. (Here, you can even check my reference). Kids LOVED the spot 1/2 way up the mountain called "Rock City", where there were ample boulders, caves and rock formations to host a scrambling extravaganza. See how blog reading pays off? Thanks again for the tip Amie, we can't wait to go back!

This post is part of Photo Friday at Delicious Baby.

8 comments:

Amy @ The Q Family said...

That's way cool. Thanks for the tidbit. I wouldn't think that we will have any peak comparing to other part of the world. The view looks amazing too!

Amie from Ciao Bambino said...

So glad you got out there! Love the photos!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

My in-laws live very close to Mt. Diablo (Alamo/Danville area) ...we always plan on making the trek up and somehow it never happens. After seeing this pics, we WILL make it happen on our next trip! Great shots and looks exactly like the kind of family outing we love. I didn't realize you lived in the Bay Area.

Sharlene said...

As soon as I saw those pictures I knew you were at Rock City! I have an almost exact replica of the second picture (I climbed to the top of that rock! SO fun!). Such a great escape in the Bay Area. I love it!

Carolina said...

Just one more awesome outing for our ever-growing list. You're right blog reading does pay off :)

Lynette said...

Wow, fantastic photos and nice description of a great trip. I had to go and double check the date of when you made this trek. And yes, I confirmed that you are blessed with a very different climate than my part of the world.
I'm going to put Mt. Diablo on my list for our next visit out west.

Cate said...

A fun way to explore. Smooth rocks are the best to set out and conquer, not painful sharp pieces. Those cave paintings look as old as the rocks - well almost.

jamie said...

I feel so LAME for never having visited Mt. D. You've inspired me! I swear I'm going the first sunny, non-busy day we have. It could be awhile...