June Lake Trails Day 2012 was a big success this past Saturday. Two dozen volunteers turned out to help out and give back to the local community. One group picked up nearly 100 lbs of trash around Gull and June Lakes, and another group constructed a pedestrian bridge with steps to help people safely cross the washed out culvert at the Yost/Fern trailhead parking lot. Other work that was accomplished included rehabilitating 101 red arrows that had been spray painted on trees near June Mtn; on the Gull Lake trail, 1 log was removed, 1 sign placed, 1 retaining wall was constructed to improve about 10 feet of trail, and a parking area was constructed with log barriers near the Gull Lake Boat Launch Rd.
Spirits were high despite the recent news of June Mtn Ski Area closing, and community efforts like this remind us of the power of volunteers and giving back to the land. It also reinforces the need to build our local economies, thinking globally but acting locally. Thanks again for everyone that came out to our third annual June Lake Trails Day, and check back often for more trail days and outings!