California’s Pinnacles National Monument Finally a Bona Fide National Park
by Melissa Hennessey | January, 2013
Last week, President Obama elevated the lowly Pinnacles National Monument in California to a bona fide United States National Park. Pinnacles is going to the big show, and we’re here to cheer it on!
The 26,000 acre park is the smallest in the state, located between the 101 and 5 freeways. Most of its volcanic field, caves and pinnacles (the parks namesake) are best explored on foot says the rangers. In fact, it is the only option for most of the area as there are no roads connecting the parks east and west borders.
Read more about the park’s upgrade here.
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Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.