We thought we were a little crazy, a little overly optimistic, looking for an outdoor adventure. The weather wasn't promising...it rained off and on as we approached the western entrance to Pinnancles National Monument. I hadn't visited this park since the 1960's and Mark had never been.
I forgot my camera, but Mark had his and we passed it back and forth frequently.
A wall flower in front of its own stone wall.
We enjoyed the soaring birds throughout the day. Co-incidently this morning's local paper has an article on the Pinnacles: "CONDOR COUPLE LAY EGG" the Monterey Herald headlines read. A male condor residing in Big Sur where he was released in 2004, without the aid of any internet or televised dating service, flew east 30 miles to court a female condor who was released at the Pinnacles in 2004. Her egg is believed to be the first laid within the park boundaries in more than a century. There is a condor cam you can check out on the park website.