With the RV parked in one spot for a few days it's time to set off in Shirley for exploration. Pinnacles National Park is on our list of must see things. This National Park is the newest one to join it's brothers and sisters. On January 10th, 2013 President Obama signed the law preserving this landscape for future generations. The craggy spires jutting from the mountain side provided a gorgeous backdrop for this arid land.
The temps were climbing into the lower 80's as we picked our first trail for the day. Juniper canyon was 4.3 miles of legit hiking with an elevation change of 1,500ft. Most of the trail was smooth going, but some sections of it were narrow and carved into the mountainside. Afraid of heights? Go somewhere else.
We had finally made the trek back to Shirley and sat down for a quick lunch. After some much needed subsistence Katie wanted to keep going. So we picked an easy 2.3 mile loop trail that went through the talus caves. What are talus caves? Glad you asked. It's when big ass rocks fall into a ravine and voila! Although it was an easy hike it was still rewarding.
Not bad pinnacles, not bad. I wasn't overly impressed with this placed. On the other hand Katie loved it. We agreed to disagree and headed back to town for the night. After 6 days on the road we were going all out. We had rented and RV park, and tonight we were going out for dinner. This would be the second time in three months that we had paid for a meal in someone's establishment (street food doesn't count).
I started flipping through the google reviews and found this Mexican joint down the street with great reviews. Katie saw a picture of food served on a paper plate and was immediately sold. Let this be a life lesson for you guys. Good food comes on paper plates and wrapped in tinfoil. This was without a doubt some of the best food I've ever had. Period. Stop by and see Tacos el grullense in Greenfield CA if you ever have the time.
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