“Saturday, Sep 3, 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm
A scientist exploring California in the 1860s described Mount Diablo’s tarantulas as “attaining the size of a half-grown mouse, possessing fangs the size of a rattlesnake’s, and delivering a bite generally considered fatal.” Yeesh.
Is this the gruesome truth or just arachnophobia? Let’s find out!
Join us for a nature walk through Mitchell Canyon and we will dispel any malicious rumors you might have heard about Mount Diablo’s misunderstood arachnids. You can even meet a tarantula named Curly, the real-life friend (not just Facebook friend) of the hike leader.
Be sure to bring a mask, plenty of water and a snack, and dress in layers. Sturdy shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels.
Restrooms are available at the parking lot.
Participants will be required to accept our COVID-19 Protocol (available during registration).
There will be a $6 park entrance fee
This event is limited to 20 participants.
Land: Mount Diablo State Park
Distance: 2 miles
Elevation change: 300’
Leader: Ken Lavin, Save Mount Diablo Volunteer Hike Leader
Meet: Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center parking area, Clayton, CA”