Greetings from Pinnacles National Park

Recently during my Easter Break, my family and I decided to go to the Pinnacles National Park to enjoy our day off.

Once we arrived, we could not find any parking spaces, so we drove around the park as best as we could. Even though the Bear Gulch Case and Balconies Cave were both closed during COVID-19, we made the most out of our trip, appreciating the rock-layered mountains and the gigantic desert trees, seen in our car.

On our way back, we noticed the beautiful view outside of the window. There were cattle eating grass on the mountains beside the highway, and eagles were flying above our heads. We took many photos of the green fields and the roaming wild animals. The wildflowers and plants that grew along the way were also adorable. Being near the Park is rejuvenating.

Although we did not have the chance to hike on the trails in the park, we found the scenery along the way delightful; it is worth the journey.

Sincerely,
Yiwen (Kathy)

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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