Recent Pinnacles News
- Raptor/Closures Update - January 2017
(posted: Jan 26, 2017)
Gavin Emmons (Raptor/Condor Biologist) has sent us an update on raptor activity at the park in January as the breeding season is starting up.
- FOP Awarded Access Fund Rebolting Grant
(posted: Jan 02, 2017)
This is a great way to start the New Year: For the second year in a row, Friends of Pinnacles has been awarded a rebolting grant from the Access Fund.
Jawbone Canyon Trail Project
posted: February 02, 2017
On Saturday (Jan 28th) a group of voluteers made the trek to Pinnacles National Park to assist in the Jawbone Canyon Trail Project. The following is a trip report submitted by FOP's President Bruce Hildenbrand.
The Jawbone Trail Project
Pinnacles National Park is planning to open the Jawbone Canyon Trail in Spring 2017. The new, 2-mile trail will connect the west side Visitor Contact Station with the parking lot and overflow parking to the north.
Friends of Pinnacles was asked by the park service to help with the building of two bridges. The work involved carrying forty 50-lb redwood planks to the two bridge sites.
Volunteers Aaron McDonald, Bee Vadakan, Richard Bassman, and Jon Beck (who came all the way from San Diego!) along with Bruce Hildenbrand were joined by trail boss Lisa Smith and Pinnacles NP Community Volunteer Ambassador Emily McDermott on a cool, but sunny January morning. Volunteer spirit was high and with everyone digging in and just getting it done the project was completed without incident.
Gallery: Jawbone Trail Project (click images to enlarge)
|Bridge Location||The Haul Team||A Walk In The Park|
|Happy Hauling||Taking A Board For A Walk||4 Down, 36 To Go|