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Bodie Hills Winter Outing – Event is Full!

Virginia Creek Settlement 70847 US-395, Bridgeport

Photo from Winter outing 2019   THIS EVENT IS FULL Join us for a fun outing as we explore the Bodie Hills. Bring your skis or snowshoes (or borrow ours) for a fun day of trekking. All ages and skill levels are welcome. We will decide as a group how far to go and we may split up depending on how far you want to go. The day begins with breakfast at the Virginia Creek Settlement (if possible under Mono county public health guidance,) and we will head off to a trailhead for snowshoeing and cross country skiing with discussions...

Feb. 11 Virtual Fundraiser – Women of Winter: Skiing the Sierra Backcountry 1930 -1990

Thank you for joining Sydney Quinn, Friends of the Inyo's Former Board President (2014-2016) and current Board Member, who delivered a passionate look at pioneering women of skiing in the Eastern Sierra's backcountry. Sydney herself is one such woman: She learned to ski in college at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, then began cross-country skiing on old wooden skis she found at the Mammoth dump after moving to Mammoth Lakes in 1970. This event helped raise more than $2,800 to support our work to protect and care for the public lands of the Eastern Sierra. THANK YOU!

Conglomerate Mesa Mineral Exploration Report with Pete Dronkers – FREE

Join Friends of the Inyo and the Conglomerate Mesa Coalition for a virtual (Zoom) evening presentation by Pete Dronkers, author of Conglomerate Mesa Mineral Exploration: Potential Future Mining Scenarios and Impacts. This report is an in-depth analysis of what a large-scale mining operation would look like at Conglomerate Mesa. The report has been peer-reviewed and examines the geology of the region to better characterize the size and scope of a future mine, as well as its potential long-term environmental liabilities, by comparing its geology to similar existing mines in Nevada.  Pete Dronkers has over a decade of experience analyzing the...

Flash Foxy Climbing Festival Stewardship Day

  The fifth annual Flash Foxy Climbing Festival will culminate in a grand stewardship extravaganza in Pine Creek, the Volcanic Tablelands, and around the Bishop area. We’re partnering with Flash Foxy, the Bishop BLM, the Inyo National Forest, the Bishop Climbing Rangers, the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and the Bishop Area Climber's Coalition to restore these areas, both world-renowned climbing destinations and sites of cultural significance for the Bishop Paiute Tribe. Join us at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, at the parking lot of the Mountain Rambler Brewery (186 S. Main Street in Bishop) for breakfast and coffee before...

Friends of the Inyo’s Owens Lake Bird Festival

Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History 701 South Main St, Lone Pine, CA

Coming April 23, 2022 Register below or at friendsoftheinyo.org/birdfestival Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has been celebrating the migration of thousands of birds as they alight at Owens Lake to replenish their strength before continuing on their transcontinental journey along the Pacific Flyway, which extends from Alaska to Patagonia. Owens Lake has been designated a Nationally Significant Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society and the American Bird Conservancy. But the Owens Lake Bird Festival is more than just about birding, and outings are designed to cover topics that include botany, photography, geology, local history and culture,...

Dark Desert Skies at Conglomerate Mesa Campout Event – THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL!

Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History 701 South Main St, Lone Pine, CA

May 20 - 22 in Lone Pine and Conglomerate Mesa THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. PLEASE CONTINUE TO VISIT OUR EVENTS PAGE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER FREE OUTINGS FROM FRIENDS OF THE INYO. THANK YOU. On this Friday-through-Sunday event, you will see films on Friday night, May 20, in Lone Pine, then have a chance to survey the skies and bask under the  moon and stars with neighbors and friends on the foothills of Conglomerate Mesa on Saturday, May 21, and continue exploring the desert at Centennial Flat on Sunday, May 22. We will have films and food in Lone...

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Nature-Based Yoga + Trail Clean-Up w/ Jean Redle in Lee Vining

Gus Hess Park 129 Mattly Ave, Lee Vining, CA

Jean will be leading a Nature-Based Yoga Program every Friday from 8-9:15 am at Gus Hess Park. Participants are also invited to join her afterwards on a Naturalist Walk/Stewardship Trail Cleanup at a different trail each week. This will start at 10 AM. ***Note: On 7/1, 8/5, and 9/2, yoga will instead be followed by Jean's interpretive program at Junction Campground off the Tioga Rd between Ellery Lake and the Tioga Pass Resort.*** Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Questions? E-mail jean@friendsoftheinyo.org.  

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Nature-Based Yoga + Trail Clean-Up w/ Jean Redle in Lee Vining

Gus Hess Park 129 Mattly Ave, Lee Vining, CA

Jean will be leading a Nature-Based Yoga Program every Friday from 8-9:15 am at Gus Hess Park. Participants are also invited to join her afterwards on a Naturalist Walk/Stewardship Trail Cleanup at a different trail each week. This will start at 10 AM. ***Note: On 7/1, 8/5, and 9/2, yoga will instead be followed by Jean's interpretive program at Junction Campground off the Tioga Rd between Ellery Lake and the Tioga Pass Resort.*** Bring your own yoga mat or towel. Questions? E-mail jean@friendsoftheinyo.org.  

June Lake Trails Day – 12th Annual

Mono County Community Center 90 W Granite Ave, June Lake, CA

  Ring in summer in the high country with the eleventh annual June Lake Trails Day! Join us for a fun morning of maintaining popular trails and picking up trash and fishing line around the lakes. We’ll meet you with coffee at the June Lake Community Center (90 W Granite Ave) at 8:30am on Saturday, June 25. All ages welcome. Please wear trail work-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes, and bring water and sun protection. Thank you to our partners, the June Lake Trails Committee, Mono County, June Lake Brewing, and the Inyo National Forest. Social distancing and mask wearing will...

Flash Foxy Trailfest Clean-Up

The inaugural Flash Foxy Trailfest will culminate with a grand trash clean-up event in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. We’re partnering with Flash Foxy and the Inyo National Forest to do some good clean-up work around the many lakes in this heavily utilized area. Join us at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, at a to-be-determined location in the Mammoth Lakes Basin to pick up gloves, trash-picker-uppers, and a trash bag before you get out and give back to your beloved public lands! Wear work-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. We’ll provide tools and gloves. Trailfest registration not required; clean-up is open to...