Exploration

This is the greatest joy. Get out there, go see it. Get your socks dirty, and take someone new with you, take someone young.

On foot, skis or 4×4, Friends of the Inyo gets people outside to share the stories of this place and grow the family of people who will love and care for the Eastern Sierra today and tomorrow.

Exploration Programs

Exploration outings — Each year, Friends of the Inyo leads numerous outings to explore public lands. From Chocolate Mountain high above Eureka and Deeps Springs Valleys to Glass Creek Meadow in the Owens River Headwaters to regularly scheduled, free naturalist tours in the Mammoth Lakes Basin, there is no better way to explore your backyard than with Friends of the Inyo. Click here to check out our calendar of events.

Owens Lake Bird Festival — Since 2015, the Owens Lake Bird Festival has established itself as an annual celebration of the collaborative conservation success on Owens Lake and the astounding return of thousands of migratory birds. Held each year at the end of April, the Owens Lake Bird Festival is a reminder that positive change within our landscape is always possible.

SnowSchool — Winter is a special time of year in the Eastern Sierra, and Friends of the Inyo always seeks out opportunities to connect youth with their public lands. In the winter of 2017, we partnered with Winter Wildlands Alliance, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, and others to conduct outdoor science lessons with Mammoth Elementary fifth graders in the wild winter landscape outside Mammoth. It went so well, we’ll be continuing the program this upcoming winter, and on down the road year after year.

Check the SnowSchool website for more information.

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