Pinnacles National Park took 125 years to become the nation’s newest designated parkland. But it took immensely longer for the mountains to arrive at the present location 40 miles southeast of Salinas, California.
A glance around the National Park System seems to show wine sales can benefit the parks, more and more user fees are being approved despite a five-year-old "moratorium" against them, and Point Reyes National Seashore has had a bumper crop of seals this year.
Officials at Pinnacles National Park in California are proposing to double the cost of entering the park, to $10, to help fund their shuttle bus system.
Update your national park list, folks, for there are now 59, not 58, "national parks" in the National Park System.