Sunday, October 21, 2018, 9:45 am, Mount Diablo, Back Canyon, Meridian Point, hosted by Gregg Weber
Let’s carpool from Orinda BART. Leave Orinda BART at 9:20. This is a moderate round trip of 5 miles, with a 1200 feet elevation gain on the way out. It will be mostly downhill on the return trip. Trip will take 5-6 hours. Bring lunch and at least 1 L. water. We will take Back Canyon Trail, Meridian Point Trail, Meridian Ridge Road, Donner Canyon Road.
We will see some late flowering species and lots of plants fruiting. We should arrive back at the parking lot around 4 pm.
Directions:Take 24 or 680 to Ygnacio Valley Road. Continue on Ygnacio Valley Road into City of Clayton, turn right on Clayton Road. Take Clayton Road past the first intersection with Marsh Creek Road. In about a mile, it becomes Marsh Creek Road.
Continue straight on Marsh Creek Road. Turn right on Regency Drive. Go to the end of Regency. Do not turn onto Rialto Drive, that is for a different trail.