• Big-berry manzanita and the skyline of the high peaks greet visitors who explore the steep and narrow portion of the High Peaks trail. NPS Photo|Sierra Willoughby


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  • Fee Free Days in Celebration of National Parks Week

    On Saturday April 19 and Sunday April 20, All National Parks including Pinnacles will waive entrance fees. In addition, Western National Park Association Sales in visitor centers of the park will be discounted by 15%

Fall 2008


"Return of the Condor"

Artist in Residence, Linda Bjornson

Linda Bjornson was selected as the first Artist In Residence at Pinnacles National Monument. Linda is a local stained glass artist based out of Aromas, CA. She is heavily involved with many of the art councils and guilds that strive to enrich the lives of the people in the community by connecting them to experiences and exposure with the arts.

A nature lover and an art major in college, Linda has been designing and fabricating with glass since 1979. She is also published, having produced two stained glass pattern books for hobbiests. If you are interested in seeing more of Linda's work, please visit her website at www.lbglassart.com.

Linda was one of nine featured artists at a Pinnacles Art Show at Galeria Tonantzin in San Juan Bautista after her residency ended. This month-long showing coincided with both The Condor Classic and The San Juan Bautista Gallery Walk. A portion of all art sold during this month benefitted our non-profit friends group, Pinnacles Partnership. For more information about Linda, please visit her website.

Featured Artists
Linda Bjornson, Stained Glass
Gavin Emmons, Photography
Steve Borelli, Photography
Gayle Sleznick, Watercolors
Sylvia Nichols, Woodcuts
Patsy Zuniga, Watercolors
Deborah Gansberger, Textiles
Louise Roy, Oils
Bev Hannigan, Textiles

Did You Know?

The Five Sisters rock formation, as seen from the Bear Gulch Reservoir

Pinnacles National Park began as a volcanic field that originated about 195 miles south of its present location. It has traveled northward along the San Andreas Fault, and currently moves at a rate of about 3 - 6 centimeters per year.