New Meeting: 4th Annual Pinnacles National Monument Trip

From: Patrick
Sent on: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:19 AM
Announcing a new meeting for The South Bay Photography Meetup Group!

What: 4th Annual Pinnacles National Monument Trip

When: Sunday, February 17, 10:00 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: This trip is for anyone who wants to see condors, is willing to hike and see spectacular scenery. We typically have beginners through semi-pro and everyone has had a great time. There are lots of opportunities for great landscape photography.

Why: We have a great time and lots of fun sharing and laughing.
We have spectacular scenery for photography
We get a chance to see Condors

Meeting Description: This is the 4th year that we have done this trip on Presidents weekend. Every year we have had great skies (clouds and sun).

We typically meet at the WEST Pinnacles entrance between 10am and 10:30am (leave Bay area between 8 and 8:30).

General background information about the Pinnacles can be found Pinnacles National Monument

Bring:

Walking shoes
Camera (and assortment of lens if you have them)
Tripod if you want
Binoculars or spotting scope if you are more interested in the Condors than Photography
Water (couple of quarts)
Hat & dark glasses
Multiple layers of clothing. (Last year we had snow flurries mixed with 70 degree plus weather, other year we have had sprinkles. Prior years it has sprinkled mildly. Cold in the morning, warm in the afternoon
Lunch
Day pack or fanny pack to carry stuff


This is an all day trip we will be back in the Bay Area after dark.

Directions:
Take Hwy 101 south to the town of Soledad.
Take the Hwy 146 east / Pinnacles exit
Follow signs for Hwy 146 east to Pinnacles

There is a $5 park entrance fee.

I strongly recommend carpooling. If you need a ride post on the message board, if offering a ride, check the message board.

Looking forward to seeing you there !

:-)

Learn more here:
http://photo.meetup.com/413/calendar/7317435/

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