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Hiking at Pinnacles National Monument

  • Feb 25, 2012 · 10:45 AM
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This is a strenuous hike, not for beginners!

We will hike the Chalone Peak Trail which is the highest point in the park, great views of the surrounding valleys. We will explore one or two of the caves, bring your headlights or flashlight. 

Distance: about 12 miles.
Time: 6 hours
Elevation gain: 2,100 ft.

There is a camping option for this hike. Camping at Pinnacles National Monument page.  http://www.meetup.com/Weekend-Fun-Getaways/events/16259051/ 

Bring water, lunch and snack, headlights and flashlights and warm clothes and other hiking equipment. 

Park entrance fee per vehicle: $5.00
This fee covers entrance by vehicle to both districts of the monument for seven days, and is valid for everyone in the vehicle.

Carpool is recommended, please let others know you are driving or need a ride. 

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  • Chandra

    It was great, We lost our way, Instead of getting to east entrance, we ended up at west entrance. So we couldn't hike with the group. He hiked for about 7 hours, It was fun :)

    February 26, 2012

  • ronk

    @JC see you tmr and thanks again

    February 24, 2012

  • Chandra

    @David, There is small change in the travel arrangement, I have decided to rent a Car, So I will be giving ride to ronk.
    @Ronk, I will meet you at Fremont bart at 8:30am I have room for another two people, I would be happy to give ride to anyone planning to join from Fremont/ on the way.

    February 24, 2012

  • ronk

    Hi elise or rajiv does your car have anymore seats?

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Ronk, Christina asked first, so I'm letting her ride. Perhaps you can see if you can catch a ride from Rajiv or elise?

    February 24, 2012

  • elise G

    I may have to work part of tomorrow, so I plan to hike a shorter trail. Would anyone like to join me? Something under 4hrs is good for me. I can also take people in my car. I'll be coming from East San Jose. Call or text me if you want a ride. [masked]

    February 24, 2012

  • ronk

    if there is an empty seat, can i catch up for the for ride? thanks

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi David, Sam -> I have a work emergency and will not be able to join in for tomorrow's hike. I know its extremely last minute, but don't have a choice. Maybe ronk can take my place?

    February 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Edwin, Responding to your text, I'll pick you up at that location at 7:45am, then go over and pick up P. Then we will make our way over to Fremont. (P, could you please email me a more specific location you'd like to be picked up at? i.e. Address for a starbucks or something)

    February 24, 2012

  • ronk

    sam, thanks

    February 24, 2012

  • Sam (.

    I see. I really wish you can join us but there is nothing we can do at this point, sorry. By the way, aka means "also known as," you can just call me Sam.

    February 24, 2012

  • ronk

    aka sam, it would be a miss opportunity if i couldn't join this trip, because i will be be traveling back to Thailand next month

    February 24, 2012

  • Sam (.

    Ronk, there will be other hikes and weekend trips next month, be sure to sign up early. See you next time.

    February 24, 2012

  • Rajiv

    Marah and I are coming from Cupertino in a 2 door hatch back (limited leg room in the back). it is long drive, but if you are not tall it should be ok. i can pick you up from Coffee Society, 21265 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, at 8:45 am.

    February 24, 2012

  • ronk

    @david in this case what is my best option?

    February 23, 2012

  • Chandra

    @David- I am quite new to USA and I don't have a Car yet :( So I would need a ride. Thanks!

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Ronk My car has 5 people scheduled, and only 5 seats.

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    sorry car

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    hi david, is your call full now. would it be possible for me to tag along and meet you at the fremont station?

    February 23, 2012

  • Nan

    @ David - both of us ride instead of drive..it's not going to work if she wants to come with us. I'll let her know and see if she can go with another car. I'm not too familiar to Fremont Bart. Should I just meet you at the entrance. Is there a # I can just in case? Thanks!

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    aka sam if there are no available seats on this trip, how can i get to the destination? thank you

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    thanks aka sam. one more thing where can i meet one of the members for a ride?

    February 23, 2012

  • Sam (.

    David, if anyone of them cancels please let Nan and Ronk know ASAP. I am camping can't take anyone, too bad.

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Sam, correct unless plans change, my car is full with myself and 4 other people.

    February 23, 2012

  • Sam (.

    Ronk, I just opened the event for you to RSVP. David, you have P, Nan, JC, Edvin in your car, have they confirmed? Thank you very much for driving.

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    @David, just to let you know this is my first time joining these type of activities. so how far south do i have to go( which cal train stop should i get off) for me to be able to car pool) thanks

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Nan, My car only has 5 seats. So we'd need to add another car. When you say "drive" does that mean Christina has a car?

    Otherwise, Edwin / P / Or JC do you guys have a car?

    @Ronk, Noticed you're in SF. You'll probably need to get further south if anyone is going to offer a ride. Maybe take the caltrain down.

    Hate to leave people behind :(

    February 23, 2012

  • ronk

    hi, i saw that the rsvp is now closed. is there any chance that i can still join? p.s can i carpool with anyone? thank you

    February 23, 2012

  • Nan

    thanks David and Sam!! If we can stop for dinner, it will be awesome. My friend Christina wants to join us, do you have room for one more person in the car?? We will drive together to meet you in Fremont Station. Please?
    Let me know!! Thanks!

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nan, assuming we start hiking at 11:00am, we won't be back up in the Bay Area until around 7pm. (Assuming no delays)

    However if we wanted to stop for dinner in the town just South of the Pinnacles, there's quite a few options.
    http://goo.gl/RjwJ5

    February 23, 2012

  • Sam (.

    Nan, the other group changed the time to 9:15 last Sunday, too early for us. We are not going to hike with them but we will run into them somewhere on the trails. Regarding dinner, what about a group dinner in a restaurant after the hike? Those of us camping will not be able to join.

    February 23, 2012

  • Nan

    Thanks David! Did Sam just changed time to 10:45? I thought people were meeting as early as 6:30?! What time are you planning to return? Should I bring dinner as well or are we picking up food on the way? Sorry for all the Questions.

    February 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nan / JC, let's meet up at the Fremont BART station at 8:30am. http://g.co/maps/y9au4

    P got your message, and no I won't be camping, so no problems there.

    Edwin, could you email me a location you'd like me to pick you up at in Mountain View? Thanks. [masked]

    Should be a fun trip :)

    February 21, 2012

  • Nan

    I live in Dublin, where should I meet you David? and what time? I would also need to return on the same day.

    February 21, 2012

  • Narjit

    I live in North San Jose and would like to carpool also.

    February 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to ride with someone who is returning the same day (it appears there is a camping option as well). I live in Sunnyvale and will gladly drive up to a location where others are meeting. Ajay

    February 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh and I just realized something. Borrowing this car that weekend, and noticed that there wasn't a third row of seats. So, 1 driver, and 4 passengers is the max it can take. All good though since only 4 people asked

    February 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    P, Nan, Edwin, JC, can you guys email me a location where you'd like to be picked up at? From there I'll be able to work together a better plan how we can get this to work. Thanks. [masked]

    February 19, 2012

  • Chandra

    I would love to join, but I need a ride from East Bay.

    February 19, 2012

  • Edwin

    i'm in david. thanks for offering!

    February 17, 2012

  • Nan

    me too! I would like to carpool!

    February 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Count me in David.

    February 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    February 16, 2012

  • Sam (.

    Carpool anyone?

    February 16, 2012

  • Sam (.

    The event details have been updated please read. This is a strenuous hike, not for beginner!

    February 14, 2012

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