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(Bay Area Young Sierrans) Pinnacles National Park

Let's hike Pinnacles. This will be my first time this year. Please plan for an all day event and bring lots of food and water. Plan to also bring a flashlight for the caves, if you plan to hit one up. I, myself, may hit up one of the caves. Afterwards we can go to dinner in Gilroy or San Jose. This is a strenuous and long hike. (10 miles 2000 foot elevation gain). Bring money for dinner and carpool. We will carpool from Rockridge BART in Oakland. I will be there around 7:00AM. This is a 3 hour drive to the west entrance of Pinnacles. DIRECTIONS: 101 S/Exit 302 Hwy 146 East to West Pinnacles National Park. Follow the highway and the signs towards the West entrance. The highway ends there.

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  • Nique

    Nicolas, thanks so much for organizing today's hike at Pinnacles. I've driven by Pinnacles a million times but always kept going thinking "I should check that out one day." I am SO glad I checked it out. What beautiful hiking trails and views. And it's so close. I'm really glad I had a chance to join. Looking forward to my next hike with the group.

    May 24, 2014

  • GioSF

    Penny, have a spot open! Let me know if u see this by 6:45!

    May 24, 2014

  • GioSF

    Yeah me too Nicholas, should be a great short little hike! :)

    @Shiri, weather forecast 80-85, mostly sunny, NOT windy unlikely our last hike at Point Reyes/Mt. Vision.

    Y'all try to keep up with us... ;-p

    May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      we'll be good...

      May 23, 2014

    • GioSF

      I know right? I guess the same cool weather that stuck around here will help us out tomorrow. :)

      May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully people do drive to rockridge and are willing to help with carpool...:) I will take up the rear most of the hike. Will not hit up balconies cave though..

    May 23, 2014

  • Shiri

    What's tomorrows heat and shade situation like?

    May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      open and 80-85

      May 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to the hike tomorrow.

    May 23, 2014

    • Winston C.

      Hi Nicholas, I will meet you at Rockridge BART. I will chip in on the gas since I don't trust my car. Let me know if this works for you.

      May 23, 2014

  • Thien N.

    Is anyone commuting from the south bay?

    May 21, 2014

    • Robert G

      I will be leaving from San Jose. If you want to carpool, send me a private message with your contact info so we can coordinate logistics.

      May 21, 2014

    • Ivo

      Hey Robert, still room for carpooling?

      May 23, 2014

  • Ivo

    anyone driving/carpooling from West bay(redwood city, Mountain View)?

    May 23, 2014

  • GioSF

    Hi Penny, no problem sweetie, but unfortunately the carpool is full, sorry. U can email me ur number and I could give u a call next time..., that's twice now that u've just missed out, lets not let it happen three times. :)

    May 23, 2014

  • GioSF

    Hazel, Hazel, u are in the carpool!!!! Someone is not feeling well and she's not coming, so I'll call u or u call me at lunch time, ok? :)

    May 23, 2014

  • GioSF

    Ok Hazel, I have ur number, but as I said before, I have to stick to my word even if I haven't heard from her...., but u would be next in line, unfortunately she's putting me in a spot where I'm not really going to know until she shows up or doesn't at 7am.... Where would a good pick up place be for u? Are u around the Mission/Castro area?

    May 20, 2014

    • Hazel

      I am in downtown area very close to union square. Could you email me your phone number please?

      May 22, 2014

    • GioSF

      I still can't promise u a spot, sadly, but will text/call u in a bit.

      May 22, 2014

  • Pat M.

    I am looking for a ride from Rockridge Bart if there are any spots available. Thanks!

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    10:30 am is the start of the hike.

    May 20, 2014

  • GioSF

    Christy, u need to send me ur contact number so I know u are serious about going!!! Other ppl need rides and I've asked u repeatedly to do so...., not very responsible of u....

    May 20, 2014

  • Yian

    Is anyone else going to be driving from SF who I can carpool with? :)

    May 19, 2014

    • Hazel

      I also need a ride from SF, can I carpool with you?

      May 20, 2014

    • GioSF

      I'm sorry Hazel, but at the moment the car is full (unless u want to jump in the trunk, LOL), or unless Christy doesn't show up, but that would be very last minute...., she still hasn't sent her number so I can confirm or get in touch with her..... Which is disappointing but I don't want to just kick her out (tho maybe that's what I should do..., Christy, calling Christy!!!). U can email me ur number and I could call u last minute if she doesn't show, but I can't guarantee a spot right now...., sorry.

      May 20, 2014

  • Paul

    I'll plan on being at Rockridge bart at 7am. Thanks, Nicholas!

    May 20, 2014

  • Nique

    I would be coming from Los Altos, about a 2-hour drive from the park driving south on 101. Wanted to confirm that 10:30 am is the time that the group is planning to actually meet at the West Entrance of the park in order to start the hike.

    May 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any spots still available in cars leaving from Rockridge BART?

    May 20, 2014

  • GioSF

    Ok, car is (tentatively) full.

    @Shiela, I'm sorry, can't make the east bay, emailed u back.

    @Christy, still need ur contact number, otherwise if u are not there at 7am I will assume u are out and will not wait for u.

    @Yian, pls send contact number.

    @Susanne, will call u on Friday to double check ur are still coming with us, TY!

    May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    7AM carpool from Rockridge BART.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please allow 3 hours from the Berkeley/SF area to the west entrance of the park.

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a difficult hike. Hitting up the caves WILL BE OPTIONAL...

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I changed the time to be at the trail head to 10:30AM.

    May 17, 2014

  • GioSF

    I'll be driving from SF and can take 2 or 3 passengers (backseat only, front passenger seat will be reserved for my guest, TY!) from Church and Market st. Safeway, if anyone is interested and willing to share expenses. Non smokers only, as per Zipcar rules, sorry. :)

    May 5, 2014

    • GioSF

      Sorry I meant to say, if interested pls email at [masked]

      TY and see u at the trail!

      May 5, 2014

    • GioSF

      Christy & Susanne are riding with me & my cousin (TY ladies! See u at 7am!), might have room for one more small framed person (don't want anyone to be crammed or uncomfortable), tho the car I picked is a nice smooth ride... Can't wait to go back to Pinnacles!

      May 17, 2014

  • Susanne

    I am looking to join a carpool leaving from San Francisco. Can meet anywhere within the city or even from points south of the city if accessible by transit for me to meet you. Thanks!

    May 10, 2014

    • GioSF

      Did u see my post...? :)

      May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you need a ride meet me at Rockridge bart at 630am..

    February 4, 2014

    • Anita

      Hi Nicholas, i would also like to join your carpool. Will chip in for gas!

      May 2, 2014

    • Chamroeun

      Hi there, yes I would like to car pool as well; I'm in Richmond!

      May 11, 2014

  • Andrew K.

    Hi Nicholas, Looks like there are a lot of us planning to go on this trip. Just wanted to confirm that there isn't a capacity or wait list. Thanks!
    Andrew

    May 2, 2014

  • Rachel

    I just went hiking here last weekend. Would love hiking again. Looking for carpool from Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek or Bay Area. Willing to contribute gases and parking fee. Thank

    April 14, 2014

  • Ryan H.

    There are a couple of us that will probably go regardless of rain. So if there are other adventurous souls on this trip, you won't be alone :)

    February 6, 2014

    • Shiri

      nice! i don't recall if Pinnacles is likely to get very muddy - ? slippery rocks might be dicy at higher elevations. but i'm slightly tempted too. long time since last at Pinnacles.

      February 6, 2014

  • Jaz

    Hi Nicholas! Thanks for the note. yeah weather forecast looks gloomy for this weekend's hike. I'll cancel my RSVP for this weekend. Keeps us posted if you plan for another Pinnacles hike when weather permits.

    February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The weather forecast this Saturday, does not look to good. The models say that rain, occassionally heavy, sometimes is expected in the forecast on Saturday. I won't know for sure until Friday afternoon around 3PM or so.. With that being said, I may have to postpone this hike until May. I am not sure right now, and won't know until Friday around 3PM. Sorry for the concern, but my first priority is the safety of everyone, on the road and on the trails.. Slipping on muddy trails in the rain is not quite fun....Talk to you all later

    February 5, 2014

  • Jihyeon

    can anyone carpool from Rockridge BART or should I sign up for it? I am bringing one of my friend as well. please let me know what I should do....

    February 1, 2014

    • Nick

      I'll be showing up at the Rockridge BART for a ride too!

      February 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll plan on taking a few people in my car!

      February 4, 2014

  • Hazel

    Can I get a ride from SF please?

    1 · February 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is great that there are so many interested in hikes, but the groups are very large. Do you break up into smaller groups and vary the routes? Smaller, quieter groups see and hear more.

    January 26, 2014

    • Nick

      ... and I'll add to this fairly important question: is the general plan to take the loop or to set out, then return to a central spot like the parking lot? This is my first trip so I'm not sure what to expect, but it seems the loop would necessitate carrying food and our entire day's worth of water, whereas, let's say, if we're hitting the caves and meeting back at the cars for lunch, then later striking out on the south trails, we would be able to spread out the load. I'm not trying to alter any plans here – just wondering how I'll need to pack:)

      February 3, 2014

    • Nick

      Another consideration might be pace... personally, I'm really looking forward to photographing the park and if one big group is taking the loop, I'll plan to shoot on the move, but if smaller groups or multiple trails are happening, I might plan to take a shorter trail and spend more time at each vista... plus, then I'll make sure to join a suitable group; stopping every ten minutes to take some photos would certainly annoy anyone there to march:)

      February 3, 2014

  • Ken

    I won't be able to attend the Pinnacles hike, because I have other plans. Maybe next time.

    February 2, 2014

  • Greg

    I am looking to carpool. I am near Pittsburg BART?

    January 17, 2014

    • Rachel

      Hi Greg, thanks for driving. I did not know it is 3 hours drive in one way. It will be a very long day for one day hiking trip. I will not go hiking this time. Thank again

      February 2, 2014

    • GioSF

      LOLs

      February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Aaron, Greg, Jenny and other SF people

    I am looking for a carpool from the City. Share expenses.

    Thank you

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I'm also looking to carpool from Berkeley (or East Bay). Thank you.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Rachel

    Looking for carpool from Oakland or bay area . Thank

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Nash

    If anyone wants to Carpool from the Walnut Creek area contact me by email.
    Cheers

    December 31, 2013

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