With two iconic national parks on the near horizon (John Muir territory: Sequoia and Yosemite!) it would be so easy to overlook smaller, seemingly less important parks.
That’s why I’m so glad we are consistently producing content — taking pictures, creating videos, and seeking out topics for articles — for each and every park, big or small. Even though it seems like a chore sometimes, this accountability really helps us to search for what makes a park unique. We can’t just skim the surface of a park.
Pinnacles National Park, the newest in the system at only three years old, would be easy to skim. It’s pretty one-dimensional for the typical traveler: unless you are a climber, you will be hiking. It was easy to cover almost the entire park in three day hikes.
But because we are on a mission to not only visit the parks, but experience them, we stopped and looked around a lot more than usual. And what we saw (including the endangered rare California condor) was a lot more than mediocre.
Check out a few of the sights we saw in our Pinnacles National Park video below: