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Jeffrey Pine Trees Interpretive Hike in Lone Pine with Kayla Browne – 8/28/2021

Meysan Lake Trailhead

Join Kayla on this out and back hike starting at the Meysan Lake trailhead and joining the Mt. Whitney National Recreation Trail. The hike will head uphill following Lone Pine Creek where we will learn about the gentle giant known as the Jeffrey Pine. Where: Whitney Portal  (Meysan Lake Trailhead) When: start 9:00am (roughly 1.5 hrs) The Hike: 2.4 mi / Elevation: 325 ft gain, starting at 7,979' This hike is limited to 12 participants, so RSVP today! About Kayla: After experiencing the beauty of the Eastern Sierra for the first time thru-hiking in 2017, Kayla knew she needed to...

***Cancelled Due to Forest Closure*** Geology and Volcanology Interpretive Hike in Mammoth with Tess Irving-Ruffing – 9/3/2021

Horseshoe Lake Trailhead

***This event has been cancelled due to the current National Forest Closure. For more info on the closure, see the press release here. For any questions about Friends of the Inyo events, e-mail alex@friendsoftheinyo.org.*** Join Tess on a hike around Horseshoe Lake and learn more about the geologic history of the Lakes Basin and of Mammoth Mountain. You will learn about the basics of the formation of the Sierra Nevada Range, the history of local volcanic activity in the area, and other interesting geological facts that continue to impact the local natural and human environments. Where: Horseshoe Lake (Mammoth Lakes)...

***Cancelled Due to Forest Closure*** Mammals of the Eastern Sierra at North Lake (Bishop) with Lindsay Butcher – 9/11/2021

North Lake Parking Lot

***This event has been cancelled due to the current National Forest Closure. For more info on the closure, see the press release here. For any questions about Friends of the Inyo events, e-mail alex@friendsoftheinyo.org.*** Join TA Lindsay Butcher to learn about the major players in the eastern sierra consumer-resource system and how the geography and history of the area has shaped the ecological community.  Where: North Lake (Bishop) (Meet at the Pack Station Parking lot). When: start at 8:30, ends around 11:30 (roughly 3 hrs) The Hike:  3 miles starting at 9,300'-to just under 10,000' This is a 3-mile loop...

Beavers and Meadows in the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Hike in Bridgeport with Lily Emerson – 9/17/2021

Green Creek Trailhead

Join Lily on a nice walk in the woods along the Green Creek Trail up to an area of beaver activity. We will discuss the roles beavers play in an ecosystem, how their behavior contributes to mountain meadows, and a brief history of beavers in the Sierra. Where: Green Creek Trailhead (outside of Bridgeport) When: start 10:00am (roughly 2 hrs) The Hike: 2 mi / Elevation: 100 ft gain, starting at 8,000' This event is now full, please e-mail alex@friendsoftheinyo.org to be added to the waitlist. About Lily: Lily grew up in the rainy Pacific Northwest, learning to enjoy the many wonders...

Bridgeport Trails Day

Virginia Lakes Trailhead

  Celebrate the end of summer at the Fourth Annual Bridgeport Trails Day! Join us and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to get out and give back to the places you love to enjoy. Meet at the Virginia Lakes Trail head parking lot at 8:30am on Saturday, September 18th for a fun morning of trail work and lakeshore clean-up. Bring sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, hat, and water and snacks for a morning of work. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required; be sure to bring a mask! We'll provide the gloves, trash-grabbers, and trash bags. We will be capping this event...

Jeffrey Pine Trees Interpretive Hike in Lone Pine with Kayla Browne – 9/24/2021

Meysan Lake Trailhead

Join Kayla on this out and back hike starting at the Meysan Lake trailhead and joining the Mt. Whitney National Recreation Trail. The hike will head uphill following Lone Pine Creek where we will learn about the gentle giant known as the Jeffrey Pine. Where: Whitney Portal  (Meysan Lake Trailhead) When: start 9:00am (roughly 1.5 hrs) The Hike: 2.4 mi / Elevation: 325 ft gain, starting at 7,979' This hike is limited to 12 participants, so RSVP today! About Kayla: After experiencing the beauty of the Eastern Sierra for the first time thru-hiking in 2017, Kayla knew she needed to...

National Public Lands Day 2021

Alabama Hills HVWR+7F Lone Pine, California, Lone Pine

Join the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group,  Bureau of Land Management,  Friends of the Inyo, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on September 25, at 8:30 a.m., for a Public Lands Day event! We will be kicking off the busy fall season in the Alabama Hills (the time of year when these public lands receive the most visitors after the weather has cooled) by getting our hands dirty! We will be cleaning out fire pits, and helping the Bureau of Land Management put in the new designated camping site signs. It will be a...

Fall Colors of the Bodie Hills

Bridgeport Ranger Station 75694 US 395, Bridgeport, CA

Photo John Dittli Saturday, October 9th at 9 a.m. This trip is full. To put your name on the waiting list (attendance is not guaranteed), please contact Jora@friendsoftheinyo.org. 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, including visits to historic mining sites. Photography is encouraged and the trip leader will be pointing out any wildlife spotted along the way. We will meet at the Bridgeport...

Free

Dark Desert Skies Campout at Conglomerate Mesa

Lone Pine Interagency Visitors Center

Saturday, November 6th-7th ATTENTION! The Conglomerate Mesa Dark Desert Skies event is limited to 30 RSVPs and is now FULL. Attendees can expect to hear from our Desert Policy Associate, Bryan Hatchell (contact details below), in the coming days with specific logistic details such as caravan meeting points, etc. If you signed up and can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP so we may invite the next person on our stand-by waitlist. If you are on our stand-by list and someone cancels, we will reach out over email (and phone if provided) in the order folks signed up....

Free

American Alpine Club’s Fall Highball Stewardship Event

Black Sheep Coffee 232 North Main Street, Bishop, CA

Join us, the American Alpine Club, Inyo National Forest, Bishop Bureau of Land Management, and Bishop Climbing Rangers for a day of giving back to the Buttermilk Boulders and Volcanic Tablelands. Meet at the Fall Highball event headquarters (Black Sheep Coffee parking lot in downtown Bishop) at 8:30am on Sunday, November 7th. We will have breakfast and coffee before we head up to the Buttermilk or Volcanic Tablelands areas for a fun morning of service in your favorite climbing area. Bring sunscreen, closed-toed shoes, hat, and water and snacks for a morning of work. Social distancing and mask wearing will be...