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Wild Recovery
San Jose, California
April 20 - April 22, 2012
Pinnacles Retreat
San Benito County
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The Place

Pinnacles National Monument
Weekend Retreat
April 20 & 21, 2012
Hikes Friday and Saturday
See below

Mt Range

Pinnacles National Monument, The Pinnacles are a unique landmark whose rocky crags and spires make it stand out from the surrounding foothills. Its massive monoliths, sheer walled canyons, and boulder covered caves are the result of millions of years of erosion, faulting, and tectonic plate movement. They are the spectacular remains of an ancient volcano, half of which lies 195 miles southeast, near Los Angeles. The creeping motion of the San Andreas fault over millions of years has split this formation in half and moved the Pinnacles to their present location. Wildlife abounds in this park and you'll want to look skyward for the rare California Condor soaring above.

Peaks

Walking the Walk

Fri. 2:30 pm Balconies Cliffs/Cave Loop       Level: 2 - Miles: 4.8       Elevation: 100'       Host: Martin O.
Don't forget your flashlight as Fridays hike will include a trek through the pitch black darkness of the Balconies Cave(weather permitting), created by massive boulders that have tumbled down for the Balconies Cliffs above.

Cave

Sat. 10:00 A.M. Chalone Peak Trail       Level: 4+       Miles: 9       Elevation: 2040 ft.       Host: Martin O.
Saturdays hike will take us to the 3,304 ft. summit of Chalone Peak, an old CDF fire lookout with 360' views from the Monterey coast to the Central Valley.

Fire Tower

We will be camping in sites 27,28,29, and 30. As always we will have a Hungry Hiker Potluck dinner on Saturday night. If you need more info, please call Martin at (408) 230-1321.

Resevoir

Directions:

From San Jose Directions: Take Hwy. 101 south to Hwy. 25 south to Hwy 146 west. Go approx. 2 miles to the Pinnacles Visitor Center. The campground is next to the Visitor Center. Camping Fee $10 per person - Park entrance fee $5 per car. Dogs allowed in campground only and cannot be left unattended.

Travel time from San Jose: 1hr 45 min -

Peaks 2

Know Before You Go:

Parking is $5 per day
No Dogs Allowed On Trails
Dress appropriately, layers are suggested
Restrooms - Only available in the campground.


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