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Saturday I set out, once again, with Dr. McBikey and some other people from FMRC to conquer Mt. Diablo. The goal this time was to make it all the way to the top, starting from the Danville side. My previous attempts ended at the junction which is labled ‘ranger station’ in the image below. That is at about 2200 feet or something like that.
I made it! All except the last little bit known variously as ‘The Grind’, ‘The Wall’, or ‘The Cherry On Top’. In any case that last 50 yards is really steep and very difficult to climb and I was too freaked out about falling over to attempt it so I stopped and pushed my bike up the last part.
Here is an elevation map of the last 5 miles ending just below ‘the cherry’ (click to enlarge)
I made it up 3749 feet of vertical climb so I’m declaring victory! Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go attend to my training tapeworm!