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17 01, 2020

East Bay Parks announces support for YES on Y and 3.5 miles of new trails

2020-01-23T15:55:55-08:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Advocacy, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Recreation, Preservation, News, Cycling|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We’ve told you about our strong support for the YES on Open Space/YES on Magee Preserve and its benefits for hikers and conservation. This is now known as Measure Y and it will be on the Danville ballot on election day. On Tuesday, March 3, we hope you’ll join us in voting YES on Measure Y! This week, the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) affirmed its formal support for [...]

9 01, 2020

Save Mount Diablo Releases New 2020 Schedule for Its Annual Free Public Hikes Program, Discover Diablo

2020-01-17T14:41:19-08:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Hiking, Featured Content, Outdoor Recreation, Announcements, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join Save Mount Diablo in exploring the Bay Area’s beautiful wild lands and open spaces. Discover Diablo is a free public hike program that offers an annual schedule of guided interpretive family walks, hikes, and property tours open to any and all trailblazers looking to get out in nature. The Discover Diablo program seeks to build awareness of local land conservation efforts and nurture relationships between our community and the amazing natural world of the Mount Diablo area. Generously sponsored by the Shell Martinez Refinery for a fourth year, the 2020 Discover Diablo free public hike series will begin on January 25th.

10 09, 2019

Register for the 37th Annual Mount Diablo Challenge

2019-09-19T15:27:35-07:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Events, Mount Diablo Challenge, Featured Content, Outdoor Recreation, Cycling|Tags: , , , , |

REGISTER NOW Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Danville, CA – Registration is open for the 37th Annual Mt. Diablo Challenge (MDC), a San Francisco-area cycling event to be held on Sunday, October 13, 2019. The 11.2 mile, timed ride climbs 3,249 feet to the summit of Mt. Diablo, one of the three highest peaks in the Bay Area, located in Mt. Diablo State Park, Danville, California, [...]

13 05, 2019

East Bay Times | Town Crier: Montclarions do their part to Save Mount Diablo

2019-05-13T12:12:21-07:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: 4 Days Diablo, Outdoor Recreation, News, Media Mentions|Tags: , , , , |

Check out this new article in the East Bay Times, featuring Save Mount Diablo's Four Days Diablo group camping trip this past April. | Montclarions Steve and Carolyn Balling have hiked all over the world. So has Oakland’s Shirley Langlois. But there’s a place in their own backyard that keeps calling them back — Mount Diablo. "A lot of people think of it in a spiritual way,” says Steve Balling, but hikers know it as a spectacular playground that dominates the Bay Area landscape." For Steve, Carolyn and Shirley, Mount Diablo is more than just a prominent part of the landscape. They’ve found world-class hiking in one of the most diverse ecosystems in California. “Our philosophy is ‘You can’t protect something you don’t love,’ ” says Steve. “People need to learn to love Mount Diablo … learn to love the outdoors.”

18 03, 2019

Preserving the Environment While Hiking

2019-03-18T17:06:23-07:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Hiking, Outdoor Recreation|

Preserving the Environment While Hiking By Molly C., Contributing Author Photograph by Al Johnson   Hiking is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy nature. While the biggest threat to preserving land is commercial and residential development, it’s still possible for even the most careful hiker to damage the environment. Here are some tips you can keep in mind on your next hike to ensure that [...]

6 02, 2019

Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Diablo Trails Challenge!

2019-02-06T17:48:24-08:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Featured Content, Outdoor Recreation, Announcements, Trail Running|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5K, 10K, Half Marathon, & 50K Run Saturday, April 13, 2019 Diablo Trails Challenge has a run for everyone, from those hitting the trail for the first time to experienced ultra-runners, with a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and 50K.  Hosted by Brazen Racing, this fundraising run supports Save Mount Diablo and showcases the natural beauty of Diablo’s wild lands. Join us and help Save Mount Diablo to preserve, defend, and [...]