- Temporary Closures Due To Fire Danger!
(posted: Sep 11, 2020)
Due to the inundation of the national wildfire response system, the lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger, Pinnacles National Park is implementing a temporary closure of the west unit of the park and all trail
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]