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 Superbloom Campout on Mount Diablo: World's Greatest Panorama   Superbloom Campout on Mount Diablo: World's Greatest Panorama 

Superbloom Campout on Mount Diablo: World's Greatest Panorama
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Overview
Status Normal
Start Time Apr 12, 2024 (Friday)
End Time Apr 14, 2024 (Sunday)
Location - Mt. Diablo State Park
Category Special Event
Club Urban Diversion
Region UD-San Francisco Special Event
Sharing All Clubs
Event Host Christina Atkinson
Max Attendees 14
Max Guests User Max
Cost Range $249.00 - $289.00
**WE SCORED EPIC CAMPSITES WITH AWESOME VIEWS!!** Calling all adventurers! Gear up for a beginner's campout on Mount Diablo, just in time for superbloom wildflower season! When a place is touted as the "World's Greatest," you know it's a must-see. Mt. Diablo boasts one of the world's greatest panoramas, with views stretching to the Sierra Nevada range and Half Dome on a clear day. This is the perfect month to visit, as the wildflowers paint the green rolling hills in a vibrant display, it's impossible to not feel captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Don't miss out on this unforgettable trip? It's bound to be a wildflower-filled wonder! Ask your host to point out the "blue dicks!" They're actually more purple than blue if you ask us.
 
Basic Details:

 World's (second) Greatest Panorama:
Mt. Diablo Superbloom Wildflower Campout!

Did you know:  According to scientists, only at Mt. Kilamanjaro's summit can you see more of the Earth Surface, and Mt Diablo is much closer!


Mount Diablo just in time for spring superbloom season! This spot offers endless natural beauty: amazing summit views from out campsite, lush wildflower-strewn meadows, narrow canyons with stream side vegetation, magnificent groves of Coulter pines, productive birding habitat, rugged mountain scenery and endless sun-swept panoramas stretching from the Golden Gate to the High Sierra.
 
 
 
 
What to Expect: 

This is going to be an adventure filled weekend getaway! Enjoy gorgeous wildflowers, panoramic views and laughs with old and new friends. We will be camping at Juniper Campground near the summit of Mount Diablo, and we scored amazing campsites with expansive views. It is an easy drive to the campground, which will be our base camp for a wonderful weekend of exploring hiking trails. During the day, we will take on some moderate day hikes, and come night, we will enjoy the amazing sunset view from out campsite, and stargazing as the sky gets darker. We will cook up hearty meals around the campfire, including s'mores of course, spending the rest of the evening enjoying each others company. 

 

 

Itinerary:

Day 1 | Friday, April 12:

Welcome to Mount Diablo!

We will arrive at Mount Diablo as our schdule allows, check-in is at 2pm, arrive anytime after this. We will settle in and set up camp in designated sites. For those that arrive with plently of day light, we can explore the vista points near our campsite. It is manditory that you arrive at least 1/2 hour before sunset, as the park gates close directly at sunset. If you are late, you will not be able to enter the park on that day. Arriving before sunset will also mean you will arrive in time to witness the breathtaking sunset from our campsite. Sunset on April 12th, 2024: 7:41 pm.

Your host has a delicious group camp dinner in store. We will gather by the campfire for a delightful night of s'mores and stargazing under the night sky! Our campsites boast some of the best views on the mountain, ensuring a front-row seat for a spectacular sunset. This is a campout you won't want to miss!

 

 

Day 2 | Saturday, April 13:

Wildflowers & summit views!

Rise and Shine! Your dedicated host will whip up some freshly brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast to fuel us up. Following a champion's breakfast, we'll provide all the fixings for a delicious sandwich lunch – it's time to pack our sack lunches for the day's adventure. Let the hiking commence!

Our day's hike leads us through hills blanketed with vibrant wildflowers, culminating in the summit of Mount Diablo. This moderately challenging 4.9-mile loop promises expansive views of rolling hills adorned with native wildflowers and the breathtaking Bay Area below.

Once we've seen all we can see of the panoramic beauty at the summit and admired the Van Gogh-esque painted hills, we'll trek back to camp for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. As the sun begins to set, your host will prepare a delicious dinner, setting the stage for sharing campfire convos and smores. 

 

 

Day 3 | Sunday, April 14:

Pack up camp & more wildflower exploration!

We will start with another yummy breakfast prepared by your host. Then it is time to pack up camp, and for those of us that have the energy, we will prepare for another awesome day of hiking (today trail is more moderate.)

Today is all about nature in spring time - rolling green hills and wildflowers!! "Butterfly lilies, common sunflowers, poppies, woolly mules ears, yarrow, goldenbush , and winecups— so much beauty!" This trail is moderate at 3.3 miles, and minium elivation gain, the perfect easy trail for a second day of hiking. 

 

 

Includes: 

  • 2 nights of Camping
  • Amazing views from the campsites
  • Itinerary with awesome hikes
  • Delicious camp Meals. 
    • Friday and Saturday Dinner
    • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
    • Lunch on Saturday 
  • Trail snacks too! 
  • A great host to lead!
  • Group camp kitchen gear. 
  • If you don't have the gear, don't let that stop you from coming! We have plenty of gear to loan, or we can help you rent!

 

 

What to Bring:

  • Camp chair
  • Bug spray
  • Layers, warm clothes, hiking and camp shoes!
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad
  • Camera
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Refillable and reusable water bottle
  • Bowl, camp utensils

 

 

See you soon around the campfire, with a s'more in your hand :) 

 
 
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