Road trips from SoCal: California
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( Robert Durell / Los Angeles Times )
Distance: 371 miles one-way
Mt. Diablo is a mountain riddled with myths. Which is to say that much of what has been said about this Northern California peak is false.
The biggest and most repeated falsehood is that from its 3,849-foot summit visitors can see more of the Earth's surface than from any other high point except Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.
You don't have to be a geography nut to know that Alaska's Mt. McKinley or any of Colorado's mighty peaks easily top that claim.
-- By Hugo Martín
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