Thursday, June 9, 2011

habitat ~ 06/09/11 ~ Pinnacles National Monument - east

This was the latest in the year that we've visited Pinnacles... and for good reason. We've become total temperature wimps and are quite fond of our usual 50-60°F here in Pacific Grove on the coast. So, when we go some place that gets warmer than 80°F, we melt. It actually hit 87°F at Pinnacles this day, although it could have been much worse at 105°F a couple weeks later. Unfortunately we picked south-facing trails with very little shade for our uphill climb. Phew! The different flowers and animals we saw made it all worth the heat.

ps 12/15/11 - For pictures of Pinnacles in mid-December, check out My Back 40 (Feet).

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