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ACTION IN THE EASTERN SIERRA

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lands in the Eastern Sierra.

Exploration

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volunteers to maintain trails,
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Featured Events

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Nature Journaling at Coldwater Trailhead with Lauren

August 30 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mountain Formation at Convict Lake with Julia

August 30 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Botany in Rock Creek with Robin – 9 AM

August 31 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sierra Meadows at North Lake with Kimball

August 31 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

UPDATES ON THE BLOG

Help Monitor Monarch Butterflies

Saline Valley Monarch Overwintering Opportunities: As you may know, monarch butterflies have declined by around 80% over the last 20 years. Scientists and citizens alike have been working to gather data that will help us make informed decisions about this species. Monarchs from the eastern U.S. overwinter in central Mexico while western monarchs typically overwinter on the coast of California. However, in some very unique areas in California, Nevada, and Arizona, monarchs are known to overwinter at inland sites. One of these areas is Saline Valley, part of Death Valley National Park. Starting in the 1970’s, a naturalist named Derham…

Community Service: Deluxe Edition

The Ansel Adams Wilderness Project brought six volunteers into the Shadow Lake area for five days of backcountry trail restoration. Youth volunteer Thomas Zentmyer came along for the community service hours, but went home with an experience he’ll remember forever. Check out his words below, and stay tuned for more stories and photos from the trip. “I’m a frequent visitor to the backcountry, but this trip had scenery like I had never seen before. I would come back from a hard day of work and settle down for dinner, all the while surrounded by the sound of gushing water, golden…

Working Hard and Having Fun

It’s been a lot of fun for us here in the office at Friends of the Inyo to come in on Monday mornings and see pictures and reports from the field. Looks like our Trail Ambassadors Alex and Astra had a particularly good time this weekend while working hard on the TJ Lake Trail in the Mammoth Lakes Basin: