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Pinnacles National Monument: High Peaks Trail

ca

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Distance: 4.4 miles


Explore a once-active seismic hotbed of sheer canyons and towering spires on this 4.5-mile loop. Bird bonus: See California condors up close.
  • Sandstone spires
  • Sandstone trails
  • Misty Rock Wall
  • Climbing the rail
  • Pinnacles in the sky
  • Reservoir
  • Reflection

TO TRAILHEAD: From US 101 in Gilroy, turn onto CA 25 S and go 10.5 mi. to Hollister; continue approximately 30 miles to CA 146. Turn R and drive 4.8 mi. to visitor center. Park in lot. Condor Gulch Trail is across road.

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AZ Hiker
Jan 19, 2014

Live to hike another day by staying found and knowing how to use a compass. Even skilled explorers can become lost or somehow end up spending the night hunkered down because of weather or injury. Many people never consider that they might end up unexpectedly spending the night outdoors or waiting for medical help --and so they hike without the essentials. Day-hikes can be the most dangerous because hikers usually carry minimal supplies. Learn what to pack for a day-hike, what to do if you get lost, how to get rescued, and survival packing just in case you end up unexpectedly spending the night outdoors. Read "Felix the Sugar Glider Be Safe Hike Smart" (Amazon). Learn how to orient yourself using a compass, a compass and a map, a map and no compass, no compass and no map. A compass doesn't need a signal, satellites, or batteries and works in all types of weather, day or night, but you need to know how to use it and this book makes learning how to use a compass easy. Learn how to stay found by using a compass and paying attention to your surroundings. The ability to know your way and know where you are is something we all need in any survival situation not just while hiking. This book is for all ages. Look for it on Amazon, "Felix the Sugar Glider Be Safe Hike Smart."

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