Update: Winter recreation survey
at Rock Creek
For the past few months Friends of the Inyo has been collecting winter recreation data at Rock Creek Sno-Park. Data collection will conclude March 28th and we will provide a final report to Winter Wildlands Alliance and the Inyo National Forest. The data collected will help FOI make informed comments on the Inyo National Forest’s Over-Snow Vehicle (OSV) planning process which is set to kick off next year. If you would like to learn more about the OSV planning by the Inyo National Forest, you can find more information here.
This season was not necessarily the best indication of current and future trends in snow recreation, considering pandemic-caused resort occupancy restrictions (driving people into the backcountry to earn their turns) and the low snowpack (currently at 61% yearly average). Despite the below-average snow coverage this season, people have been getting out and getting after it. We’ve been running into skiers, boarders, snowshoers, and sledders every weekend. So if you see us out there these last few weekends in March, be sure to say hi as you shred your way up/down the road.