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Pinnacles National Park (Paicines) 
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 09:30am
 
Contact Nabeel Al- Shamma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pinnacles National Park protects beautiful rock formations, cliffs and canyons and hosts a profusion of wildflowers. Join Nabeel Al-Shamma and Vicki Silvas-Young. We hope to see black sage, goldenstar, paintbrush, golden yarrow, dudleya, fringed onion, cobwebby thistle and maybe even bitterroot.

We'll head out from the Bear Gulch Parking Area and head up the High Peaks Trail. We'll take our time going up the steep part. At the top we'll have lunch and enjoy the views. Afterwards we'll return to the start.

This is a long and strenuous day. The hike will be 4 miles but with 1,500 ft of elevation change. Plus, it can take a good two hours or more to drive there from our Chapter area.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots. Hiking poles are recommended. Bring snacks, a sack lunch and liquids for 

the day. Dress in layers. Consider binoculars for condor sightings. Heavy rain cancels.
There may be an optional non-CNPS hike afterwards that will be focused on adding a few miles vs. observing.

Directions: We’ll meet at the Pinnacles Park Store at the east side of the park. We’ll drive together from there to the trailhead, as parking is limited. Note that phones will not work at the trailhead.

This hike is for CNPS members only. Please carpool, as parking is tight, even at the meeting spot. The National Park Entrance Fee is $30 per car (or bring your pass if you have one).

To RSVP or for more information contact Nabeel Al- Shamma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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