- Mandatory Machete Climbing Closure
(posted: Feb 03, 2018)
The southern portion of the Machete Ridge rock formation and access trails are closed to all climbing and off-trail hiking.
A Fond Farewell To Clarence Wheeler
posted: March 07, 2000
Clarence Wheeler, who retired in 1995 as maintenance supervisor for the park's West Side, passed away on March 7th after a long-fought battle against cancer. Clarence began working at Pinnacles in 1976 after a 21-year career with the military.
Clarence is survived by his wife, Kathe, daughter, Agnete, and a grandson and granddaughter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on March 10th at the Struve and Laporte Funeral Chapel in Salinas. Letters to the family may be sent to Kathe Wheeler, 104 Hawthorne Street, Salinas, CA 93901. [Debbie Simons, PINN]