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May 25, 2015 - The Brothers Allman (copyright 1952) take a hike (to the Pinnacles National Park)

The Pinnacles are an outcropping of tectonic plates. The result is an area of immense rocks that spring out of the horizon. In this national park, John and I hiked along the base (where the face of the rock extends, quite literally, vertically up from the earth. On our way back, we travelled under the rock formation. Yes, under the rock formation. There are narrow passage ways that exist - at ground level - under the edge of the huge rock formations. Flashlights are required in some places, because no light from the outside reaches certain...

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Jan 2, 2015 - On the Road again, to Pinnacles National Park

Today was the first day of our three-week tour of southern California and Arizona. We stopped in San Martin (just south of Morgan Hill) to see Mary’s brother Paul and his wife Sasha. We had lunch at Rosy’s Beach House—this is nowhere near the beach but we had a delicious lunch. Then on to Pinnacles National Park. We arrived here at about 5:00 and it was almost dark, but now we’re hooked up and have the heater on and it’s pretty cozy in here. It’s supposed to be 28 degrees tonight! We plan to hike 9.4 miles tomorrow so will turn in early...

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Jan 2, 2015 - Pinnacles National Park

Tuesday January 3, 2015. It got COLD last night! We don’t have a temperature gauge but we think it might be in the low 20’s! And we have another problem. We ran the heater almost continually and one propane tank ran completely out. So we had to switch over during the night. With two more nights to go here it is clear that we need more propane. So we rearranged our plans, went back to Hollister, filled both tanks, bought another full tank, had lunch and did some grocery shopping. On the way back, as we neared the park entrance Mary spotted a...

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