Catching a clear day before the rains we got an early start to Pinnacles National Park to climb Scout Peak, one of the highest of the High Peaks section. The peak is a scraggly rocky dome reached by a short pitch of technical rock climbing. On top a summit celebration is in order!

After rapelling off the summit we had a marvelous vista out over the Salinas Valley where afternoon fog was drifting in. For this image a quick change to flash setting gave some reflected light to the shadowed rock face.

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Agency: National Parks
Location: Pinnacles National Park