This was written soon after arrival, spring break 2010. I was taken by the nature magic there and immediately began writing this on their NPS map/brochure. http://www.nps.gov/pinn/index.htm
Walking with a smile thinking, “I love Pinnacles.” I love Pinnacles like I love hot drink in the morning. I love Pinnacles like I love a celebration with friends. I love Pinnacles like I love that bobcat that just popped out of the shrub and onto the log while I walk day dreaming about how much I love Pinnacles. I love Pinnacles like I love the sense of letting go and the sense of wholeness – of completeness. Like I love feeling satisfied and full. I love Pinnacles like I love seeing that adult Condor soaring overhead soon after I step out of my car immediately upon arrival. I love Pinnacles like I love the gift of life and laughter. Like I love the blessing of these great folks I’ve met, and the conversation that has freed me, where I freed me, to be. I love Pinnacles.
UPDATE: Congratulations Pinnacles! Pinnacles National Monument is now the United States 59th National Park.