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Pinnacles: Camping and Moonlight hike

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My favorite local place to hike, the Pinnacles never fails to delight. Unusual rock formations, birds, bats, flowers and more, Pinnacles has it all. Saturday is actually the day after the full moon but will still provide ample light to hike without lights. Hiking at night softens the lines and gives everything a much different feel than the sometimes harsh light of day. A great place for night hike as daytime temps can be hot. Although I've hiked there in shorts at night, Fall temps may be cold after sunset. Starting at the Bear Gulch Day use area parking area we will start on the Condor Gulch trail hiking up before stopping to watch the moon rise above the distant foothills. Don't forget your camera!
This will be a moonlight hike, if you are not comfortable walking without a flashlight or headlamp perhaps this is not the hike for you. We will walk a moderate pace , but stopping to enjoy the views ending with the Bear Gulch Cave. Meet before 6:45 at the parking area. 6 miles, 1100' gain/loss
Please bring sturdy hiking footwear, layered clothing, water, snacks and headlamp( for the cave)
I will be staying at the campground to avoid a long and late drive back. I also will be leading a hike to North Chalone peak at 8:00 on Sunday morning. 9 miles - 2000'. Meet at Bear Gulch day use area before 8:00 am.

Look here for campground reservations: http://www.recreation.gov/unifSearchResults.do?topTabIndex=Search