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Collaboration at Coyote Flat

The Coyote Flat area just up the mountains from Bishop is one of the most phenomenally magnificent areas that one can drive right up to. With excellent spring wildflower displays and striking fall colors against the sage and piñon pine, this has been a popular destination for both motorized and non-motorized recreation for decades. Relictual mining sites and roads are somewhat noticeable, but overall the area is in relatively pristine condition. This past Saturday I went up with the Eastern Sierra 4-wheel Drive Club and the US Forest Service to place some carsonite signs; we put to bed some older…

Successful National Public Lands Day Stewardship: Owens River Headwaters Wilderness

Another successful National Public Lands Day under our belt here at FOI! We got good work done blocking off motorized paths into new wilderness areas by Mammoth Mountain, painted lots of tables, and cleaned up the Glass Creek Meadow trailhead. A phenomenal Member Rendezvous Party at the Obsidian Flat Group campground followed the workday, thanks everyone for coming out; it was a nice relaxing evening with some great music by our talented members.    My group for the workday obliterated something like 7 campfire rings (one of which was the size of a bathtub!), and brought in and delineated the…

Bodie Peak–July 10, 2010

July 10th Margy Verba and Jack Shipley lead a wonderful hike to Bodie Peak with about 15 participants. Flowers were abunduant. The voluminous clouds created a great back drop and spared us the water drops. The area is so incredibly rich with wildlife. A few antelope were seen as well as all the small critters. The hills were still green two weeks later when we returned to traverse the Dry Lakes Plateau and hike up Arastra Creek. The Bodie Hills are absolutely worth preserving! Sydney Quinn