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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hike near threat to Mt. Diablo Park

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See the Threatened Roddy Ranch, Sand Creek & the unknown "Panhandle" Black Diamond in East SF Bay


Hike Date: May 17th, 2009, from Save Mount Diablo


Antioch is proposing thousands of houses in the valleys stretching east from Black Diamond Mines. Including at Roddy Ranch & at the Higgins Ranch, two beautiful & bucolic areas along Empire Mines Rd, which is closed to vehicle traffic. Join Scott Hein, SMD's resident photographer & Chair of its Land Committee, to hike through the Preserve past the historic Star Mine to see what's at stake. Years ago the Regional Park District acquired a narrow "panhandle" of open space between Roddy Ranch & Higgins Ranch which allows us to see more remote areas, including the sites of two coal mining towns. The moderate 7.25 mile loop includes 670' elev. gain & should take 3-4 hrs, or you can turn back at any time. For a shorter hike, park at the intersection of Mesa Ridge & Empire Mine.

Mines Leader: Scott Hein (925) 671-0401 or scott@heinphoto.com


http://www.savemountdiablo.org/Hike%20Schedule%20Calendar/Spring.htm

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