Pinnacles National Monument

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Pinnacles National Monument was designated on this date in 1908. It features impressive rock formations, the remnants of ancient volcanic activity. Pinnacles is a mecca for rock climbers. In addition to falcons and bats, Pinnacles is also home to the California Condor, largest of all North American birds. Thirty miles of trails and more than 25 square miles of designated wilderness also await visitors.

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