I started up a minute early and JB caught me in the first mile.
It was the kind of day where you take off your gloves about half way up.
Still upset over the devilish connotations of Mount Diablo, an Oakley man has yet again petitioned a federal agency to rename Contra Costa's signature peak. This time he wants to rename the 3,849-foot-high mountain after the 40th president of the United States — Ronald Wilson Reagan.
Art Mijares, who shudders just saying the word "diablo" and thinks the devil is a living person.
"Words have power, and when you start mentioning words that come from the dark side, evil thrives," Mijares told the Contra Costa Times. "When I take boys camping on the mountain, I don't even like to say its name. I have to explain what the name means. Why should we have a main feature of our community that celebrates the devil?"
I don't know how long they keep these stories archived, but here's Channel 7's story in which they interview Art in his driveway LINK
Fog broke above the Ranches and it was suddenly sunny, warm, and clear.
We continued on up to Juniper. Saw Chris Horner Guy coming down, then he turned around and came back up... must be some kind of interval program.