Greetings from Pinnacles National Park

When I first heard about the Pinnacles National Park, I was surprised that there is a national park near San Jose, CA. I was excited on the day before the trip to the Pinnacles. I packed everything I needed.

On the way to the park, I found that the scenery was gorgeous. There were a lot of farms and orchards. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the Park, we cannot find a parking spot. Therefore, we decided to drive everywhere we can go. From our car, we saw the rocky mountains, the drought-resistant trees, and the giant rocks. The view was spectacular.

Circling in the park, However, we still cannot find a parking spot. Eventually, after taking enough pictures, we left the park.

On our way back home, we saw a vast field of wild purple hyacinth at the bottom of the mountain by the national park. It was unexpected, beautiful, and awe-struck. I recommend this hyacinth field to everyone who is looking for a quiet place to relax. It was very peaceful and enjoyable to just stop your car near the hyacinth field and have a little picnic.

Sometimes the beauty is very close to us, but we must first pay attention.

Sincerely,
Yixin (Cindy)

Pinnacles National Park

The jagged rocks at this park formed from the remains of an ancient volcano. This volcano used to be located about 200 miles south of its current location, but tectonic forces along the San Andreas Fault moved these rocks at a pace of a little more than half an inch per year over a period of 23 million years to what is now the national park. Today, these towering spires attract hikers and climbers, as well as falcons, golden eagles and California condors. The park also features grasslands, chaparral, forests and rare talus caves.

State(s): California

Established: 1908

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