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435. Balconies Caves and High Peaks (02/26/05)

Hikers (16): Blinky, Bobbie, Carissa, Chester, George, Gwynneth, Hoy, Janice, Kevin T, Padraig, Peter, Ross, Rudi, Sparky, Steve, Sue
Distance: 9 miles
Rating: 3 difficulty, 9 beauty
Park info: Pinnacles National Monument south of Hollister

Peter owes a writeup! -- Pictures by George


Sue crosses Chalone Creek with the grace of a ballerina


Majestic view of the Pinnacles


The vultures were circling -- no, they're condors!


Man, this rock is heavy!


The water was deep (and cold) in the caves!


Lunch by the waterfall


One idiot went under the falls (it was freezing!)


The view towards Soledad as we headed up to the High Peaks


Chester and Padraig climb the stairway to heaven


Crags, crags, crags!


You never know what will crawl out from under a rock


HELP!!!!!!!


Ross looks over the waterfall heading down into the Bear Gulch Caves


The water was flowing inside the cave

Milestones:
Chester's 20th leaf
George's 60th leaf



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