They said condor sightings are rare so I didn't bring a telephoto lens. It's springtime in California and the hills look like they were soaked in green food coloring. I expected to take photos of climbers, scenery, the super bloom, my family and the caves.
They said if you climb up high, you may see condors in flight with their giant 9.5-foot wingspans that dwarf even the turkey vultures which soar over Pinnacles.
I was around in the 80s when the last few condors were still alive and we expected them to go extinct. I never thought I would sit on a ridge someday at Pinnacles and would catch the fancy of a condor.