Pinnacles: Amasa Warner

While on my way to Pinnacles National Park, my father and I happened to see a hitchhiker headed to the same place as us. We stopped the car to let him in, and I had the pleasure of interviewing him. Amasa Warner’s car had broken down the night before. Still eager to make the journey…

Pinnacles National Park

Hidden just East of the Salinas Valley, Pinnacles National Park is home to large stone slabs (pinnacles) that puncture the landscape. It is home to a wide array of animals including bats, bobcats, and even the endangered California Condor. The park gets its name from the innumerable amount of pinnacles that occupy the landscape. The…

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Sitting in Northern California, just East of Interstate Highway 5, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a thermal wonder featuring sulfur springs, volcanoes, and even snow. Lassen is home to all four types of volcanoes: shield, cinder cone, plug dome, and composite. The most famous volcano in Lassen Volcanic is the eponymous Lassen Peak, a plug…