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    We selected the streak we did climb because a side view suggested it might not be as steep at the top as other lines we examined, but the view from underneath still shocked us so much we just stopped looking and thinking about what was up there.

Special Ranger Programs at the New Visitor Contact Station

As part of the celebration for the new West Side, Visitor Contact Station Pinnacles National Monument will be having special programs on the weekend of April 14th and 15th. Join rangers and park scientist to learn more about your park. There will be musical performances on Saturday and Sunday as well. See the schedule below.

SATURDAY APRIL 14th

  • 10:00am Condor Talk
  • 10:30am Green Technology Tour
  • 11:00am Geology Talk
  • 11:30am Balconies Loop and Cave Hike Meet at Chaparral
  • 12:00pm Coyote Talk
  • 1:00pm Condor Talk
  • 2:00pm Watsonville Taiko Drum Group
  • 2:30pm Green Technology Tour
  • 3:00pm Geology Talk
  • 4:00pm Coyote Talk

SUNDAY APRIL 15th

  • 10:00am Coyote Talk
  • 10:30am Green Technology Tour
  • 11:00am Geology Talk
  • 11:30am Balconies Loop and Cave Hike Meet at Chaparral
  • 12:00pm Junior Ranger Program
  • 1:00pm Noe Montoya Guitar Music
  • 2:00pm Coyote Talk
  • 2:30pm Green Technology Tour
  • 3:00pm Geology Talk

All programs are free, but there is a $5.00 per vehicle entrance fee.

See the Park Web site for directions to the West Side.


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  • Tom Higgins Shares His Recollections Of A Classic

    We selected the streak we did climb because a side view suggested it might not be as steep at the top as other lines we examined, but the view from underneath still shocked us so much we just stopped looking and thinking about what was up there.

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