This unique spot in central California, just east of Soledad, may soon become our nation's newest national park. This summer, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a proposed bill that would change Pinnacles’ status from monument to national park.
Living in Los Angeles, the outdoors play a big role in improving my quality of life. I’m usually surrounded by traffic on freeways and crowded city streets, so a nearby escape to the San Gabriel Mountains is a chance to see peaceful forest views and breathe some fresh air.
California is constantly a trendsetter – from Hollywood movies to Silicon Valley, the Golden State is always on the cutting edge – pioneering trends that come into vogue across the nation and all over the world.
Anti-wilderness lawmakers in Washington, DC have their sights set again on our natural heritage – this time on eradicating the president’s ability to protect extraordinary American lands through national monument status.