Hello from California’s smallest national park: Pinnacles! This park is located east of the Big Sur area and south of the Bay Area and is famous for its rock pinnacles, California Condors (the largest flying bird in the WORLD), and caves.

While it may be the smallest national park in the state, it packs a BIG punch! We spent half a day in the park hiking the Condor Gulch, High Peaks, and Bear Gulch Reservoir trail (5.5 miles total) and in just a few hours we saw tons of pinnacles, plus gorgeous mountain and hill views, hiked up steps carved into rocks, and explored dark and narrow caves. It was one of the most fun and unique trails we have been on!

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⌚Timestamps
00:00 Introduction
01:45 Condor Gulch
04:40 High Peaks
08:53 Bear Gulch Reservoir
09:55 Beach Gulch Caves

📍Locations in this vlog
Condor Gulch + High Peaks + Bear Gulch Trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/high-peaks-condor-gulch-trail
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👋🏼 About us
Hi y’all! We’re Adam, Kathryn, and Kona, an adventurous married couple (+ pup!) living on the road in our self-converted sprinter van! You can often find us driving all around the US and Canada, scoping out the best coffee shops, eating tacos and ice cream (we’re a 5+ taco and 2+ scoop household), and enjoying nature.

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