Come have fun and learn about the beautiful Mammoth Lakes Basin with Friends of the Inyo steward Carole Lester! Pictured below, she talks about wildflowers on one of the summer’s popular wildflower hikes.

In partnership with the Inyo National Forest, the following programs are running through October 2.

Geology Tours

Learn about why all the trees at Horseshoe Lake are dead and many other amazing facts on one of these half mile walks to McLeod Lake.

When: Saturdays & Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Where: McLeod Lake Trailhead at Horseshoe Lake

Consolidated Mine Tours

Join Carole on one of these one-hour tours about the Lakes Basin’s 19th century human history – the boom-and-bust lure of gold. Hear about the people who built and inhabited the mining camp, see where they all lived, and listen to their daily experiences. Groups go to the entrances of two of the mines and learn how the gold was extracted from the ore and see machinery that was used.

When: Fridays & Saturdays at 3 p.m.

Where: Mine Kiosk/Coldwater Trailheads

For more information, call (760) 709-0245.


Wildflower Hike with Carole Lester, July 31, 2011