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Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park California


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The observation building on the summit of Mount Diablo, constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1939-42.

(January 26, 2009)


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Inside the summit observation building on Mount Diablo. The monument in the cneter of the room marks the origin of the cadastral survey (township and range) for much and California and parts of Nevada and Oregon.

(January 26, 2009)


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On the Devils Elbow Trail high on the south side of Mount Diablo. Though crossing steep slopes this is a fairly gentle trail by local standards.

(January 26, 2009)


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Just below the Devils Pulpit on the southeast ridge of Mount Diablo.

(January 26, 2009)


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On the northeast ridge of the North Peak of Mount Diablo. This rugged peak is publicly accessible only by trail.

(January 26, 2009)


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Despite a steep road to the antenna installations, the North Peak of Mount Diablo remains wild and little visited.

(January 26, 2009)


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Antennas mar the North Peak of Mount Diablo. The mountain's prominence makes it an attractive antenna site, with the North Peak best for San Joaquin delta broadcasting.

(January 26, 2009)


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At the mouth of Mitchell Canyon, opposite the quarry

(March 22, 2001)


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Hillside forest of blue oak, near Mitchell Canyon

(March 22, 2001)


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(May 10, 2005)


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