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Newsfront - January 25, 2008

Enjoy the snow at Mount Diablo

Weather forecasts say cold and precipitation will continue making Mt. Diablo State Park a snowy play land.

Hikers and others who want to enjoy the snow can park at the Junction Ranger Station at Mt. Diablo State Park. They cannot drive up further due to the snowy weather, park ranger Carl Neilson said Tuesday.

Junction Ranger Station is at the 2,200-foot-level of Mount Diablo, where South Gate and North Gate roads meet. Neilson said Mt. Diablo State Park started getting snow Monday morning and more fell Tuesday. He expected to see scattered showers and perhaps some snow for the rest of the week, according to weather forecasts.

Neilson urged hikers to dress warmly, wear gloves, head protection and jackets.

"Be definitely prepared for the conditions up there," he said. "People are welcome to walk at higher elevations."

He noted the park closes at sunset, which is currently 5:20 p.m. For more information about hiking at Mt. Diablo State Park, call 837-0904.