At the top of Mt. Diablo they have those pay-per-view telescopes so you can view things a bit closer. It was a bit hazy that day, so I didn’t try it out.
I think the best time to go is in the winter when the skies are clear and you can see the Sierras. My next mission regarding this mountain is to go up at sunrise to catch the light over the valley and then to catch the sunset. Unfortunately you can only get up so far since they don’t open the gate until sunrise but I scouted a few places I could go in front of the gate. The only other way is to camp there….and that’s not happening anytime soon! lol
So the other day I posted an image from the Summit of Mt. Diablo and I received a few comments of surprise (not surprisingly, lol). It wasn’t the atypical summit photo one might expect and I did build up some expectation of a beautiful vista. The day we were out was a bit hazy, not good for those stunning, clear views of the sierras, but I did manage to take a few shots that might be more in keeping what people would expect from being on top of a mountain.
By the way, I do want to thank you for the positive comments I got on that previous summit photo. The response was really great. I enjoyed doing something different. 🙂
It has arrived! Here is our new view from our new location. This is a zoomed in view, but we actually have a 180 degree view. It’s spectacular! We are getting settled and I’m enjoying it very much. Wait…that’s not quite true….I’ve had a cold for almost two weeks so I’ve been enjoying having my husband nurse me back to health, lol.
Soon I think I’ll take a pano shot but for now, here it is……..