Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pinnacles, America's Newest National Park

Pinnacles National Monument was upgraded to be a national park on January 10, 2013. It was designated as a national monument back in 1908 by Teddy Roosevelt.

I visited Pinnacles back in the summer of 1987, and I can tell you that summer is the wrong time to visit Pinnacles. Way too hot. Spring is perfect. The California poppies are out, there's a little water running in the caves, and the weather is comfortable. 

Airline Highway to Pinnacles National Park, Paicines, California.

At the entrance to the Bear Gulch Caves, Pinnacles National Park.

Path through Bear Gulch Cave, Pinnacles, National Park.

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