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hwyhobo
01-25-2009, 20:50
A few shots from a winter hike in Pinnacles National Monument. That's probably the best time to hike there. In the summer temperatures can easily reach 100F (in the shade). We hiked in the clouds most of the time, the temperature was in the high 40s to low 50s. With a good pace we felt warm. Another advantage of hiking in the winter - no people. We only met a group of Boy Scouts who didn't mind cool weather and were running in the rocks like mountain goats.

Here are the pics:

Trail (1) (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544483/original)
Trail (2) (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544484/original)
Rocks (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544485/original)
Trail along the rock face (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544487/original)
Boy Scouts (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544488/original)
There is sun somewhere (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544489/original)
Trail (3) (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544490/original)
Trail (4) (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544491/original)
Heart of darkness (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544492/original)
Trail at the edge of the canyon (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544493/original)
Lake (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544496/original)

And a reminder about the importance of properly chewing your food. This poor guy didn't make it.
Ouch (http://www.pbase.com/image/108544486/original)

gruntmedik
01-25-2009, 21:00
OMG, that is beautiful!!!

Mind if I use a couple for my desktop?

hwyhobo
01-25-2009, 22:43
If it brings you one day to Pinnacles, please be my guest. :)

gruntmedik
01-26-2009, 00:25
Thanks. :supergrin:

hwyhobo
01-26-2009, 00:29
We need your kind here in California, so any pretext is good. :supergrin:

Ramjet38
01-26-2009, 12:20
Very nice! I especially liked the snake.

Fred
01-26-2009, 14:21
Great pictures! That sure looks like a beautiful place to hike.

MrsKitty
01-26-2009, 16:33
Very nice! I especially liked the snake.

Poor lizard :crying:


That is a beautiful place. :wavey: