Fall Colors of the Bodie Hills
October 9 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Saturday, October 9th at 9 a.m.
The Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership and Friends of the Inyo will lead a fall colors tour in the northern portion of the Bodie Hills on Oct 9. RSVP in advance is required.
The outing will be primarily a driving tour with several stops with walking options to various aspen groves. Photography is encouraged and the trip leader will be pointing out birds and other wildlife along the way.
We will meet at the Bridgeport Ranger District station for carpooling and parking at 9 a.m.
We will travel up the Masonic road, stop at the Chemung mine site and aspen grove, continue to Lakeview Spring, go over New York hill and into the Pittsburg Liberty Mine site. We’ll take a short walk to have lunch in the aspen groves and return to Bridgeport via the Geiger grade and Aurora Canyon roads. This trip will highlight some of the best shows of color in the Eastern Sierra and the rich, and sometimes overlooked, history of the Bodies. We anticipate finishing up at around 4 p.m.
4-WD high clearance vehicles will be required for this trip.
Friends of the Inyo follows all County guidance on COVID-19 protocols and all trip leaders are fully vaccinated.
All events on public lands are subject to approval by their respective land management agencies, and are not guaranteed in location, number of participants, or activity until permits are finalized.
About Jora: Jora Fogg joined Friends of the Inyo in April 2014. As the lead on public lands policy, Jora comments on public lands projects across Inyo and Mono Counties, and leads exploration outings to highlight special places in the Eastern Sierra and California Desert. Jora grew up and went to college in Washington State, moving to California in 2004. Previously she spent four years in Colorado with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies as a biologist managing state and park service bird monitoring programs. She lives in June Lake with her husband and daughter. Jora enjoys time “naturalizing” (especially birding), skiing, hiking, and cycling.
About Wendy: A native of East Tennessee, Wendy began her political work in Washington, D.C. where she participated in campaigns and lobbying efforts on behalf of Al Gore, Handgun Control and U.S. PIRG. Environment California recruited her to run their Los Angeles fundraising office, so she moved out West, became a lawyer, founded and ran a non-profit benefiting street children in India, and discovered the Eastern Sierra. As Executive Director of Friends of the Inyo, Wendy is excited to use her political, fundraising and legal expertise to continue increasing the organization’s ability to protect the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.