Recent Pinnacles News
- 6th Annual PCAD Wrap Up (from PCAD)
(posted: Oct 20, 2018)
Good times and a ton of excellent work completed.
- More California Condors Headed To Pinnacles
(posted: Sep 25, 2018)
A group of The Peregrine Fund's California Condors will soon be unfurling their nine and a half foot wings to soar the skies of central California at their respective sites in Pinnacles National Park and Big Sur.
6th Annual PCAD Wrap Up (FOP)
posted: October 20, 2018
The 6th annual Pinnacles Climber Appreciation Days(PCAD) was held October 12-14th at Pinnacles National Park.
Work projects included:
- trail maintenance in the High Peaks
- brush clearing on climber's trails such as the south approach to the Yaks
- the always popular trash cleanup
Friends of Pinnacles President, Bruce Hildenbrand and Kathy Cook led a group of hearty individuals from several trails on the east side up into the High Peaks, over the craggy crest and back down into Bear Gulch. Honorable mention goes to Pinnacles wildlife biologist, Gavin Emmons, who donned TWO Tyvek suits and rappeled into the ravine below the Tunnel Trail bridge to access that poison oak-riddled trash depository.
All in all, 36 plastic bottles, 10 aluminum cans, 7 glass bottles and about 10 lbs of assorted trash were gathered (see Gallery below).
Many thanks to the PCAD Board Aaron McDonald(President), Dina Blair, John Cook, Kathy Cook, Caleb Rightmyer and Jon Cochran plus the National Park Service headed by Veronica Johnson and Jennifer Westphal of the Pinnacles Foundation for making this all happen.
Hope to see you all next year!
2018 PCAD Trash Cleanup Photos (click images to enlarge)
|Scanning the Peaks for Trash||No snake in the grass - snake in the BUSH!|
|A Happy Pile of Junk||Bottles and Cans Ready for Recycle|
|The Awesome Cleanup Crew!|