Pack 104 scouts and families did a campout at Pinnacles National Park from Friday, May 21 to Sunday May 23rd. This campground is located 130 miles south of El Cerrito. Spring and fall are the most pleasant weather for hiking and visiting the park.
A handful of the scouts completed a challenging uphill 6.5 mile hike. The remainder of the scouts completed a shorter loop, estimated at 2.5 miles.
Please see gallery below of photos taken by some of the campout attendees.
This park is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption from approximately 23 million years ago. It is known for a rich diversity of spring wildflowers and wildlife throughout the year.
Born of Fire
“Some 23 million years ago multiple volcanoes erupted, flowed, and slid to form what would become Pinnacles National Park. What remains is a unique landscape. Travelers journey through chaparral, oak woodlands, and canyon bottoms. Hikers see towering rock spires teeming with life: prairie and peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and the inspiring California condor.”