Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #36: Pinnacles




The mountainous area in the east of Salinas valley in California has Pinnacles National Park as its protector. There are rock formations that divide the park into two i.e. east and west divisions. The divisions are connected by foot trails. The east side has shade and water while the west has high walls. The rock formations attract rock climbers. The park was established in 1908 by U.S president Theodore Roosevelt and has since been managed by National Park Service. It was formerly Pinnacle National Monument and President Barrack Obama signed into law a congress legislation making it Pinnacle National Park in 2013.


Top Attraction
   
Hiking Trails
There are different hiking trails that accommodate hikers of all levels ranging from beginners to pros. Just remember to carry water.

Camping
For camp lovers, there are various camping grounds in the park. All you need to do is to make early reservations.

Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is also a popular activity in this park. Therefore if you want to try this activity then make a point of visiting the park.

Talus Caves
Here at Pinnacle National Park there are two talus caves. It is advised that you check the status of the caves before visiting.

Bird Watching
The park offers a good place for birding.


How to get to Pinnacles National Park

The exact physical location of the park is 5000 California 146, Paicines, California, United States.  There are two entrances to the park, one on the east and the other on the west. Bicycles are also allowed inside the park but only on paved roads.


15 comments:

  1. Are those boulders on the ground man sized? They look so small in the photographs but I bet they are really huge. Also I wanted to ask if you were able to hike up any of that area or stayed at the base. We have a very steep hill near our house and it's always such challenge hiking up and down on my way to the corner market. Just tires me out. Was wondering if it's the same for you or if you enjoy that type of hiking experience. I could use some pointers on hiking steep areas. :)

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    1. No, not a man sized. They are more like hills. You could hike up some area but they're pretty steep. (: I love hiking but not too much climbing.

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  2. Pinnacles NP is a great, mid-size park with rocks. You can hike around and on the beautiful rocks on a number of trails, and go through two caves. The Balconies cave is cool (especially on a hot day) and you need to walk through it in darkness; I wish it were longer. Regarding temperature, there is not enough trees along most of the trails, so carry plenty of water on a hot day, there is no shade.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback Tomm. It is pretty hot in summer.

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  3. I loved this place. Well done and the writing was good, keep it coming!

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  4. It's new to me. Thank you Kate

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  5. It's a great place to visit. I would prefer if i get a chance.

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    1. This is the newest national park in the US. Most people don't even know that Pinnacles is one of the national parks. Highly recommended!

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  6. I make it a point to get out there once a year, going tomorrow and can't wait!

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  7. Thank You For sharing Kate!

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  8. I can't wait to go! Very nice job - thanks.

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