Pinnacles Bunny Hike (with Piggies)

An interesting trip, with high points (County Peak) and low points (feral pigs), and a lot of interesting stuff in between.

Pinnacles Campground
After a stop at the Temple of the Squiggly Line in Menlo Park, we got to the the Pinnacles Campground (private) in the late afternoon. The campground is surprisingly pleasant and spread out, with a nice variety of campsites, ranging from barren and grassy to secluded and tree covered. Trick question: which would *you* prefer?

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North Chalone Peak

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North Wilderness Trail
This is a very well groomed trail, except for the part along Chalone Creek where vagaries of the creek and a fair amount of downed trees make the trail a bit obscure, but not difficult to follow.

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Home Stretch - Old Pinnacles Trail and Bear Gulch Trail
back to the well graded and maintained trails.

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