Pinnacles National Monument ~ 20 May 2011

25 08 2011

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Catching up on making photo sets…this one’s from a hike last spring:

Via Flickr:
The Balconies Cave – Balconies Cliffs Loop is a relatively easy 2.4 mile hike with an elevation gain of about 100′ (although I’m a bit skeptical of that published number; it seemed like we climbed a little more than that). The talus caves (spaces between boulders) require some scrambling on rocks and crawling in tight spaces, and flashlights or head lamps are mandatory as some parts of the caves are in near complete darkness. Although the trail is fairly short, there are a lot of interesting things to see: fantastic rocks and rock formations, native wildflowers, streams inside and outside the caves, and of course exploring the caves is a highlight.

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