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Pinnacles National Monument

Postby copeg » Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:37 pm

Hiked in the Pinnacles National Monument yesterday. The warm and sunny weather seems to be returning to the area. Although the wildflowers weren't in full bloom, some showed their faces. Some pics...

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Postby mountaineer » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:02 pm

Pinnacles is a pretty neat place. I lived there from '67 to '77 when my dad was the Chief Ranger. here are a couple of my most recent pics from there.
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Postby mountaineer » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:04 pm

And a couple of not-so-recent pics...

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Postby ifernau » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:22 pm

We lost the perimeter trail in 1998 and spend the night under the stars. Several rangers were looking for us at the crack of dawn, because my daughter freaked and called the Sheriff's department and they called the ranger station.

I went back a few more times, because it is such an amazing place.
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Postby SteveB » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:33 pm

mountaineer wrote:Pinnacles is a pretty neat place. I lived there from '67 to '77 when my dad was the Chief Ranger.


That must have been quite the place for a small boy to explore! :) What lake is that in your last pic?
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Postby mountaineer » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:44 pm

SteveB wrote:
mountaineer wrote:Pinnacles is a pretty neat place. I lived there from '67 to '77 when my dad was the Chief Ranger.


That must have been quite the place for a small boy to explore! :) What lake is that in your last pic?


It was only by the grace of God that my brother and I didn't kill ourselves running around that place! The stories I could tell...


That "lake" is actually a man-made reservoir that was built in the early 30's to hold water for firefighting. Almost all of the trails, dam, etc. were built by the "CCC boys" during the Depression.
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