Mammoth Lakes Basin

Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2011

Friends of the Inyo is hosting SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival in the Eastern Sierra for the fifth year in a row! We’re bringing beautiful, inspiring and thought-provoking movies about environmental activism and outdoor exploration in three venues on December 2, 3 and 8. Enjoy food, drink and great raffle prizes (raffle entry included with $10 ticket purchase). December 2 – Mammoth Lakes, Edison Theatre at 7 p.m. For specific venue and film program info, go here.  December 3 – Bishop, Cerro Coso College, at 7 p.m. For specific venue and film program info, go here. December 8 –…

Mammoth Lakes Basin Programs through October 2

Come have fun and learn about the beautiful Mammoth Lakes Basin with Friends of the Inyo steward Carole Lester! Pictured below, she talks about wildflowers on one of the summer’s popular wildflower hikes. In partnership with the Inyo National Forest, the following programs are running through October 2. Geology Tours Learn about why all the trees at Horseshoe Lake are dead and many other amazing facts on one of these half mile walks to McLeod Lake. When: Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Where: McLeod Lake Trailhead at Horseshoe Lake Consolidated Mine Tours Join Carole on one of these one-hour tours…

Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Adventure, Activism and Entertainment This Week!

December 3, 4 and 9, Friends of the Inyo hosts The Wild & Scenic Film Festival for the fourth year running! We’re bringing three evenings of films focusing on outdoor exploration and environmental activism to the Eastern Sierra, plus great raffle prizes (raffle entry included with your ticket), food and drink. Take advantage of our special membership offer and go to the festival for FREE: Renew or join before December 3 and get FREE tickets to the film festival! You’ll get 1 ticket per $35 donation; two tickets per $50 donation; and an all-festival pass for two per donation of…

Successful National Public Lands Day Stewardship: Owens River Headwaters Wilderness

Another successful National Public Lands Day under our belt here at FOI! We got good work done blocking off motorized paths into new wilderness areas by Mammoth Mountain, painted lots of tables, and cleaned up the Glass Creek Meadow trailhead. A phenomenal Member Rendezvous Party at the Obsidian Flat Group campground followed the workday, thanks everyone for coming out; it was a nice relaxing evening with some great music by our talented members.    My group for the workday obliterated something like 7 campfire rings (one of which was the size of a bathtub!), and brought in and delineated the…

Mt. Andrea Lawrence Honors Local Leader & Conservationist

Boxer, McKeon Introduce Legislation to Name Mono County Mountain Peak for Conservationist Andrea Lawrence   Lawrence, Who Was an Olympic Skier, Former County Supervisor, Passed Away Last Year Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and U.S. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) today introduced legislation to name a peak in Mono County “Mt. Andrea Lawrence,” in memory of the late Andrea Lawrence – a conservationist, three-time Olympian and former member of the Mono County Board of Supervisors. Senator Boxer said, “Andrea Lawrence’s life centered on mountains, first as a talented Olympic skier and then as a dedicated…

Memorial for Andrea Lawrence Sunday, April 19

Andrea was a champion in every sense; a leader, an inspiration and a friend to all in the conservation movement in the Eastern Sierra and far beyond. We will miss her! Please join us at a memorial this Sunday.   Memorial gatheringIn tribute to Andrea Mead Lawrence1932 – 2009 Sunday, April 19, 2009 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Mountainside Conference CenterMammoth Mountain Ski Area Main LodgeMammoth Lakes, California 5:30 Doors open 6:00 Program begins promptly Designated speakersFilm profile of Andrea by Olympic historian Bud Greenspan 8:00 Appetizers, beverages, Andrea’s favorite carrot cake, good company, and a chance to share stories…