Condors in the Morning Sun, Copyright R. Fischer

Since being named a National Park just over one year ago, Pinnacles National Park has been receiving a lot of press coverage.  Below are just a few local and national articles featuring our park. 


In July, Pinnacles National Park made the cover of Southwest Airlines’ magazine, Spirit.  The article was written by former resident Bruce Anderson and asks the question: What does it take to become a National Park?  The author compares his personal experiences at Pinnacles with other National Parks and comes to the conclusion that the “wow” factor of a park is not always visual.  Expanding our idea of a special place to include preservation is just as important as promoting special places for their beauty.


Last fall, South County Newspapers published a magazine titled “Soledad California, Gateway to the Pinnacles”.  They plan to revise and publish the magazine annually.  Pinnacles Partnership, Pinnacles National Park, local wineries, and local businesses are highlighted in the magazine.  They also provide hiking and camping tips for your trip.  Pick up a copy the next time you are in Soledad or call the South County Newspapers office for more information.


AAA magazine, Via, featured Pinnacles National Park in their January/February cover article “Eight Natural Wonders”.  Pinnacles was featured on the cover of the magazine and described in the article as a “Rock Star”.


Pinnacles Partnership was mentioned in 2 articles about the park that were published after Gavin Emmons from Pinnacles National Park, Rochelle Fischer from Pinnacles Partnership, and Tim Amaral from Red Tail Adventures hiked with a freelance writer over two days this past fall.  During a hike on the second day, as if planned to wow the visitor, two magnificent condors put on a show while warming their wings in the early morning sun.  The articles and photos appeared in Sunday travel sections of The Washington Post and the Dallas Morning News on January 5. Later, the Washington Post article was also picked up by the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, and The Bulletin in Bend Oregon.


You can become a member of Pinnacles Partnership and be a part of these exciting times!  Your membership donation supports educational programs (like Move Outside and Camp Pinnacles), resource stewardship (condor program enhancements and invasive plant management), and enhanced visitor experiences (parking shuttle busses and new wayfinders) at the park.  If you donate between now and February 28 through the Birdies for Charity link on our Donate page, your donation will be increased by 20%.  


Other ways to get involved include becoming a volunteer or joining our Board of Directors.  For more information, please contact Pinnacles Partnership Executive Director, Rochelle Fischer, at