October 15, 2016: Mt. Diablo: Second Conquer the Devil Drive (w/ GGVCOA)

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October 15, 2016: Mt. Diablo: Second Conquer the Devil Drive (w/ GGVCOA)

Post by volvie! on Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:57 pm

Hello everyone!

Please join the Golden Gate and Sacramento VCOA Chapters for the second “Mt. Diablo: Conquer the Devil Drive” on October 15th at 9:30am.

A note from Helen and Gary Lodge, Event Coordinators:
“This will be a fun drive to the top of Mt. Diablo (One of the two best vistas in the world according to the Discovery Channel). This drive will not be a high speed drive as it will include our vintage cars and the roads are not the kind you can safely navigate at high speeds due to road speed limits (some are posted at 15 mph) and bicyclists on the road.

We will be meeting in the parking lot right behind this sign at the Ygnacio Plaza shopping center in Walnut Creek:
Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center
1835 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

I plan to start the drive at 9:30AM just in case it turns out to be HOT…
There is a $10 day use fee for the park collected at the gate.
Mount Diablo is a State Park: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=517

The drive will take about an hour with a couple of stops for vista’s (one on the way up and one on the way down). There is not a lot of parking at the summit, so if there are not enough spaces we can park at the lower lot. While everyone is at the summit I'll try to secure a picnic spot for the group and relay the information.

Lunch will be around 12 noon and you will need to bring your own food and drinks (no alcohol is allowed in the park). Other recommended items to bring include plenty of water for you and your Volvo (just in case of overheating—I've seen a couple of people using a soda can to add water to their steaming vehicles), as well as a chair, binoculars, and a camera to more fully enjoy the vistas.”


Meeting location:
Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center
1835 Ygnacio Valley Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Google Map (will open in new tab/window): https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204434252242194614676.0004e09699ecbed9fcaf0&msa=0&ll=37.908992,-121.935883&spn=0.278462,0.676346

Take the scenic route home:
CBS 13 Getaway Guru: One Tank Trip to Mt. Diablo: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/top-lists/getaway-guru-one-tank-trip-to-mount-diablo/

Meeting Time:
-Helen and Gary plan on being at the lot about 8:45AM.
-There is a Peet's coffee in the shopping center for those in need.
-We will be on the road by 9:30AM (9:45AM at the latest).

Cost:
$10 day use fee for Mt. Diablo State Park

Things to bring:
-Your own food and drinks (no alcohol is allowed in the park)
-Plenty of water for you and your car (in case of overheating)
-A chair
-Binoculars and a camera to enjoy the vistas!

Pre-register:
-Via e-mail to Helen and Gary Lodge at Volvo4dV8 at yahoo dot com
-Or, just show up! :-)

An interactive map, driving direction gadgets, and weather gadgets can also be found on the Event Flyer page:
http://www.sacvolvoclub.org/Home/events/event-flyer

We hope to see you there.

Take care,
volvie!

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