Mammoth Area Trail Report – June 23, 2013

 

The Laurel Lakes road still has one section of the road deeply covered in snow. This section is less than a mile from Laurel Lake, and is impassable for most vehicles. This route is only recommended for experienced four-wheel drivers only.

 Friends of the Inyo, with volunteers from Mammoth Mountain Ski Team, cleared and performed general maintenance on the trail from Twin Lakes Campground to Bottomless Pit.

The McGee Pass trail south of Mammoth Lakes is in full bloom, and the trail is free of snow. A few of the bridges crossing over McGee Creek are in disrepair, so use care when crossing. In bloom: Rein Orchid, Sego Lily, and Rosy Penstemon.

 The Duck Pass trail from the Coldwater Campground still retains some heavy snow across the trail in the last half-mile before the pass. Use care when traversing over melting snow. Look for Lewisia in bloom around Barney Lake.

The Heart Lake trail, also from the Coldwater Campgrounds, is completely melted out and dry. Beginning next Sunday, June 30, at 10am the Friends of the Inyo Lakes Basin Stewards will lead flower walks every Sunday on the Heart Lake trail. For a complete listing of FREE interpretive activities in the Lakes Basin beginning in July, visit friendsoftheinyo.org.

 This trail report is provided by Friends of the Inyo with support from the Town of Mammoth Lakes – Mammoth Lakes Trails System funding. The next opportunity to get out and give back to your public lands is next June 28 – July 1. Join Friends of the Inyo for a 4 day/3 night restoration project in the Northern Inyo Mountains. All meals and tools will be provided. Please contact Andrew Schurr to RSVP at andrew@friendsoftheinyo.org space is limited so please sign up soon!

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