Chaparral Biome Near Lake Arrowhead Pinnacles

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The Pinnacles of Lake Arrowhead is a group of small, granite peaks Northwest of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. There are many excellent climbing opportunities with hundreds of bolted climbs scattered throughout the hills. Many local climbers compare the quality of the rock to that of Joshua Tree. The chaparral and manzanita surrounding and covering the Pinnacles tends to be the largest deterrent for most to some of the more remote walls and formations. A trail leads to the beautiful meadow just South of the Ugly Wall, supposedly this awesome little spot is referred to by local climbers as “The Center of the Universe”. All other trails must be followed carefully as many small use-trails lead of into other areas,the main summit itself, and multiple bushwacks. There are at least 5 walls/groups of outcroppings that are bolted, with the area itself totaling in more than 50+ routes. The Pinnacles’ main summit is an HPS peak and can easily be climbed in a day with the nearby HPS peak Mt. Marie Louise.

Photography Estimated Location: 34.316298, -117.197042 (north east of the Pinnacles Trail Parking)

A group of pinnacles seen from CA-173 near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
A creek seen along CA-173 near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Rocky hills seen from CA-173 near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Blooming desert vegetation seen from CA-173 near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Rocks scattered all over the area near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Chaparral biome displays typical desert vegetation in southern California.
Looking north with desert mountains near Hesperia, California on the background.
A creek, rocks, and desert vegetation near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Desert grasses in chaparral biome.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Unknown desert bush seen near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
A creek seen near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
A creek seen near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Looking north with desert mountains near Hesperia, California on the background.
A creek seen near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.
Still clear creek near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
CA-173 near Bradford Ridge Path / Deep Creek Trailhead.
Typical desert vegetation of chaparral biome in southern California.

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https://www.summitpost.org/lake-arrowhead-pinnacles/153690#chapter_1


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