Pinnacles is one of my favorite places to hike. The rocks and caves are amazing especially as the light descends in the afternoon. Please don't forget to bring a flashlight for the Bear Gulch Caves. It is quite a drive from San Francisco about 2 hours, but well worth the drive. If you haven't been to Pinnacles then this a must. The wildflowers will be blooming for only a short period: species as Johnny-jump-ups, virgin's bower, gilia, suncups, chia, black sage, pitcher sage, larkspur, and bush lupine have joined the spectacular display.
Meeting Point: East Entrance Parking lot by Visitor Center
Distance : 9.5 to 10 miles
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Time: 4 to 5 hrs.
Elevation: ~ 2000ft
Yoga: 1 hour alignment yoga
Parking fee: $5.00 (permit required)
Details: Let's meet at the East Entrance parking lot at 9:45 a.m. and wait approximately 10 to 20 minutes until everyone arrives, then we will drive to Peak View parking lot and start our hike there.
Map of Pinnacles
Trails detail : 1. From Peak View Parking Lot to Bear Gulch Trail 2. Bear Gulch Trail To Moses Spring Trail 3. Moses Spring Trail To Bear Gulch Cave 4. Bear Gulch Cave Trail to Rim Trail 5. Rim Trail to High Peak Trail 6. High Peak Trail to Bench Trail 7. Bench Trail back to High Peak parking lot
RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING: • Hiking shoes or boots • Water • Lunch and snacks • Sun protection (hat/sunscreen) • Flash light
YOGA: We will start with a meditation. Next, we will practice 1 hour alignment based yoga. You can expect partner exercises to go deeper into the poses, to connect with your fellow yogis/hikers and to bring a sense of play to the poses. We will end with a breathing exercises/meditation. No yoga matts needed, let's get back to the basics. A towel can be used as your mat.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Fit Hikers who can handle an 9-10 mile hike with 2 to 3 m.p.h.hiking pace and all levels yogis
Donations Suggested donations for the hike is $15.00 to $20.00, but it is not mandatory. Show your love if enjoyed the yoga lesson and hike. Or if you would like to support the growth of the group by contributing to membership fees.
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By RSVPing everyone signs up at their own risk, and you assume all liability associated with the hike, yoga and carpooling to it (Conditions of Membership)