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August 2019

Sierra Meadows at North Lake with Kimball

August 31 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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high meadow sierras

Ever wonder what those big grassy areas in the mountains are? Curious about what critters and flowers rely on them for life? Want to know if it's the best place to pitch a tent? You're in luck, because Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassador Kimball knows a lot about Sierra Meadows, and he's ready to share some knowledge. Meet Kimball at the North Lake day hiker parking lot near the pack station (above Cardinal Village and Aspendell) at 10 AM.…

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Botany in Rock Creek with Robin – 1 PM

August 31 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rock Creek Lakes Resort, 1 Upper, Rock Creek Rd
Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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Psyched about wildflowers? Wish you knew how to tell pines from firs? Wondering whether you can eat that mushroom? You're in luck, because Robin knows plants. As a Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassador, he'll guide you through the spectacular flora of Little Lakes Valley, sharing tips and tricks for identification and letting you know which plants taste good and which are better left untasted. Meet Robin at Rock Creek Lakes Resort (across from Rock Creek Lake) at 9 AM.…

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September 2019

South Lake Clean-up

September 7 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we take care of South Lake (above Bishop)! There is a great deal of trash, fishing line, fire rings, etc... particularly on some of the islands in the middle of the lake. We'll be making a dent in it all, packing out some very large and odd items from some of the islands. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Lauren at lauren@friendsoftheinyo.org. Meet at the South Lake TH parking lot at 8:30 AM. We'll provide the…

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Bodie Hills Stewardship Day

September 28 from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a great day of fence rehabilitation in the Bodie Hills, as we partner with the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership and the Bureau of Land Management. Right by the Bodie Wilderness Study Area, we'll be making upgrades to barbed-wire fencing, to make it friendlier to sage grouse, deer, and pronghorn antelope. All ages welcome. Bring lunch, water, sunscreen, long sleeves and pants, and closed-toed shoes. We'll provide the gloves, tools, and training. Meet at 8:30 AM at the…

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National Public Lands Day w/ Eastern Sierra 4WD Club

September 28 from 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
trail volunteer overlooks paradise ca

Join Friends of the Inyo, the Eastern Sierra 4WD Club, and the Forest Service as we take care of the Crestview Staging Area & Snowplay site! Join us for a morning of work to take care of a heavily impacted area right off of Highway 395. Trash pickup, raking out trespass, and delineating legal routes will all be part of the work activities. All ages welcome. BringĀ  water, sunscreen, long sleeves and pants, and closed-toed shoes. Breakfast and coffee will…

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October 2019

Bishop Area Climbers Coalition Sending Season Kickoff and Climbing Ranger Fundraiser

October 3 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Izaak Walton Park, 3600 W Line St
Bishop, CA 93515 United States
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Join us and the BACC as we celebrate the fall climbing season, and help us raise some money for our Climbing Ranger program! The BACC, along with the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and Friends of the Inyo, will be staffing our BLM & FS climbing areas with a Climbing Ranger this fall, winter, and spring. Join us to learn about the program, and how you can make it a rousing success. All are welcome! Food for sale from Latin Market-Rolling…

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Alabama Hills National Scenic Area Celebration

October 5 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Western Film History, 701 S. Main St.
Lone Pine, CA 93545 United States
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In March of 2019, the heart of the Alabama Hills was designated a National Scenic Area after more than a decade of hard work by so many. Join us for a public reception to recognize this accomplishment and celebrate this magnificent place with the community of Lone Pine. There will be a pre-event ribbon cutting in the Alabama Hills at 4:00 pm. RSVP is required for the pre-event as transportation is limited. RSVP at alabamahillscelebration@gmail.com. For more information on the…

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Panamint Valley & Surprise Canyon Wilderness Hike

October 19 from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Surprise Canyon Wilderness Trailhead
Ballarat, CA 93514

What is the California Desert Protection Act and what did it protect? Join us on this hike to find out. Bio: In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the California Desert Protection Act (CDPA), join Friends of the Inyo on a hike into Panamint Valley and Surprise Canyon Wilderness! We will highlight how the CDPA protects places the desert places we love and how recent legislation secured additional protections for the Surprise Canyon Wilderness. Unbeknownst to most, Panamint Valley is…

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November 2019

Fall Highball 2019 with Friends of the Inyo

November 2 from 8:00 am - November 3 from 10:00 pm

6 reasons to Visit Friends of the Inyo's Table at the Fall highball Good Karma - Sign up for our annual Fall Highball cleanup and trail day on Sunday. Warm hands - FOI Staff will dress your steel pint with our Free "Send Responsibly" coozies. Schwag! - Take a look at our new Tshirts for sale and grab some free stickers to dress up your whip Meet the BLM! - Ask any questions to our local recreation team at the…

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Fall Highball Cleanup at Buttermilk and Tablelands

November 3 from 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Black Sheep Coffee, 232 North Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514 United States
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Help restore priceless climbing areas at the Bishop Fall Highball! Join Friends of the Inyo, the American Alpine Club, and the Bureau of Land Management, for a morning of trail work and clearing trash on our public lands. 8:30 AM - meet at the Black Sheep Coffee Bar for free coffee, and bagels from Great Basin Bakery. 9 AM - Choose your own adventureĀ  groups heading to the Buttermilk boulder area or the Volcanic Tablelands (Happy and Sad boulder areas,)…

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