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Wilderness Month at Pinnacles National Monument

Celebrate Wilderness

September 2004 is Wilderness Month at Pinnacles National Monument. We will be scheduling a photography exhibit and variety of wilderness programs and events.

Photography Exhibit
Do you have photographs of Pinnacles Wilderness that you think others might want to see? During the month of September, a photography exhibit will take place at the Bear Gulch Visitor Center.

We welcome images from the public. Photographs can be of flowers, rocks, landscapes, sunsets, clouds, night skies, animals, people hiking and climbing in Pinnacles Wilderness.

To enter an image in the exhibit, please email your photo to The deadline for entries is September 15th. You can also copy your image to a CD or make a print and mail it to the park:

Wendy Artz
Pinnacles National Monument
5000 Hwy 146
Paicines, CA 95043

For more information see the Park Web site.

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