Saturday, June 26, 2010

Betty and HOB Go Hiking At the Pinnacles.

On the way up to see Sonny Boy and unload a bunch of Birthday Love on him, HOB and I stopped by Pinnacles National Park.


Part of the trail went through some caves. We had to use a flashlight to make it through. This is a shot from inside the cave.


The Pinnacles are the remnants of an ancient volcano which erupted about 23 million years ago.


The San Andreas fault has moved these rock structures about 195 miles from their original site.



Betty and HOB send a big thank you to Mother Nature, volcanic forces, and the San Andreas Fault for our nice day hike.

We've had a great time in Santa Cruz! We head home today.

Hope you are all having good Sundays!



36 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. I am glad you guys had a good hike. Great pictures.

Mrsblogalot said...

Great pictures and it looks like an awesome time!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi BB,
I'm so glad you and HOB had a fantastic hike and Sonny Boy was bestowed with lots of b-day love and cheer. Gorgeous pictures.
I've never been to that part of CA.
Safe travels home,
Madi and Mom

Jerry said...

Loved the pictures and the fact that nature conspired to provide you with a wondrous landscape to hike through.

Later this month I am heading out to Las Vegas with the intent of driving into southern Utah to explore the parks there. You have added to my hiking itch.

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

Wow! I've never heard anyone thank the San Andreas fault before. It's nice to know that it's responsible for something beautiful too.

Daisy said...

Nice pictures, Betty. Looks like a pretty place to visit. Happy Sunday to you too! :)

Georgina Dollface said...

Isn't it amazing to be standing on something that is 23million years old!?
Around here, we just thank the San Andreas Fault for not quaking during rush hour. We've been told for the last 15 years to expect the "Big One" any day now. - G

baygirl32 said...

Beautiful pictures (as usual). Glad you had a good time

Lin said...

Oooooh, cool hike, Betty. Thanks for taking us along via camera. My feet thank you. :)

Pat said...

Beautiful pictures. I like the one with the bird flying way up high. Glad you had a great hike.

I'm jealous of the sunny weather! The midwest is getting clobbered with rain, rain, and oh, did I say, RAIN?

blueviolet said...

How completely fabulous that looks. I am amazed about having to use a flashlight in one part!

DrSoosie said...

Great pics betty! I love the first one of the pool....it kind of makes you want to jump right in!! I hope you had a great time with sonny boy celebrating his b-day!!

Joe Cap said...

Such great pictures...as usual!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Looks like agreat time/hike!
Love your pictures!
~B xx

Venassa said...

Glad it was a good time. Great pictures, as always.

Aging Mommy said...

Beautiful photos Betty - sounds like a wonderful day and a wonderful hike and my feet are practically itching with jealousy :-)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Pat Tillett said...

Great trip and photos!
I must get out more...

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Awesome pictures, Betty. The weather was great for you too.
xoRobyn

Joanna Jenkins said...

Santa Cruz is such a gorgeous place. Hard to imagine those rocks moving 195 miles. Wow.
Safe travels home.
jj

Old Kitty said...

Awww was that an eagle/vulture in the fourth pic?? wow!!

There is something spiritual in these ancient rocks. These are very moving pics of boulders that have seen so much in 23 million years. Absolutely mind boggling!

Thank you for sharing these amazing shots here! I hope your son had a fab birthday and I hope you are having a lovely rest of the weekend!

Take care
x

Feeling Just Right said...

You two are really cool parents! I love that you went hiking! The pictures look great. I love the star shape from inside the cave! It's beautiful! :) :)

Lindzena said...

I have never been to a national park in my life. Is this a heinous abomination? Yeah I think so. But I will go someday!

Tabor said...

Terrific photos...I want to be there! Nicely done and thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Wow, is my word for today. Thanks for the camera work.

Ms. Anthropy said...

Great photos, but I'm getting leg cramps just thinking about trying to hike that. My legs would be in absolute shock and would probably stop working completely. Glad you enjoyed it!

Ann said...

Awesome place for a hike. Wish I could get my husband to do stuff like that.

faye said...

I think I will just stay in the
air conditioned car and have
some bon-bons while you
do all the hiking. I can just see
me falling down those rocky slopes.
Been there - done that !!

Theresa Milstein said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm glad you had a wonderful vacation. Have a good trip home.

Jimmy said...

Very Nice Betty,

It looks like you are having a wonderful time.

Thanks for bringing us along for the ride.

The Retired One said...

What a fantastic place!
We thank Mother Nature and YOU for sharing it with us!

loveable_homebody said...

I love volcanoes! I saw one in Hawaii. So cool! But the benefit of volcanoes long since erupted is that you can explore them!

slommler said...

What a fabulous adventure/hike!! And the photos are wonderful! Glad you had a great time
Hugs
SueAnn

Ally said...

Wow, beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing. Sounds (and looks) like you guys had a great time!

Marlene said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos.....sounds like you had a beautiful day!

Shan said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

Anna said...

I’ve been climbing for about 5 wonderful years now and it is my greatest passion! I feel so relieved every time I go hiking. After a trail the feeling is so satisfying and rewarding. I just love it.