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Painting/Drawing on Mt. Diablo June 2009
Draw and Paint from the Summit

Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga

May 2 - July 3, 2009

Featuring nearly 100 works of art, including paintings, woodblock
prints, photographs, works on paper,
textiles, and decorative objects, circa 1650 to 2009.

Opening Events -
Sunday, May 3
2 – 3 pm
Lecture: Preserving and Protecting Diablo
Ron Brown, Executive Director, Save Mount Diablo
Remarks: Fuji and the Japanese People
Naoko Uehara, professor of Japanese language
Soda Activity Center
Event free; exhibition $3 adults, kids free

Reception following -
3:15 – 4:30 pm
Hearst Gallery & patio

Hearst Art Gallery on Mt. Diablo ~ Hiking & Sketching; Juniper and
Summit Trails Loop

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hiker Carpoolers_: Meet at Green Valley Elementary School, Diablo Road,
at 9:15 am

Hikers Not Carpooling: Meet at North end of Diablo Valley Overlook,
Juniper Campground & Parking Area at 10 am

Hike Leader – Sharon Walters

Art Leader – Warren Dreher

Artists: Meet at Lower Summit Parking Area, below the Visitor Center, at
10 am. Bring your own art supplies, easel, camp stool.

All: Bring hat, sunglasses, water, brown bag lunch.

Hikers:Wear appropriate hiking or sturdy tennis shoes and layered
clothing. Bring water and a snack. Hiking poles will be useful on this
hike with its many steep ascents on rocky single-track trails. It will
be a very warm afternoon.

Hiker/Juniper Parking Directions: From Interstate 680 in Danville, take
the Diablo Road / Danville exit and follow Diablo Road 3 miles east to
Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd. Turn left at the stop sign onto Mt. Diablo
Scenic Blvd. passing the Athenian School on your right. This road turns
into South Gate Road. Continue –cautiously and slowly- on South Gate,
watching for cyclists along the way. This is a narrow and winding 3.7
miles up the mountain to South Gate entrance station. Stop and pay the
$7.00 entrance fee per car. Continue on South Gate Road another 3.2
miles to Park Headquarters and a junction with North Gate and Summit
roads. Turn right onto Summit Road and go 2.3 miles to Juniper
Campground and Diablo Valley Overlook, a large parking area on your
left. Water and toilets are available here.

Additional Hike Information:

Length: 4.5 miles
Time: 2 – 3 hours
Difficulty: Moderate to advanced (lots of “up”)
Facilities: Picnic Tables, water, toilets
Highlights: On a clear day, this hike to the summit provides spectacular
views of the Bay Area, Mount Tamalpais, Golden Gate Bridge, the delta
and the Sierra Nevada. Trail passes through groves of California bay
laurel, gray pine, and coast live oaks and includes part of the newly
designated, “Trail Through Time” showcasing the geologic wonder that is
Mount Diablo. Near the summit will take a detour on the Mary Bowerman
(Co-founder of Save Mount Diablo) Fire Interpretive Trail, a .7-mile
loop that completely encircles the summit. There’s a possibility that
we’ll see some hang gliders and parasailers on our return loop, as the
Diablo Valley Overlook is their jumping off point! Either way, this is
an exhilarating experience.

"Storm on Diablo" Pastel on Paper 19x25