We are wrapping up our fourth year, in partnership with Mammoth Lakes Trails & Public Access (MLTPA) and the Inyo National Forest, of our 2012 Summer of Stewardship Days (SOS). Thanks to everyone that came out to be a part of this year’s Mammoth Lakes Trail Crew. Over just 5 events, we accomplished a lot of work, here’s a look at the numbers:

  • 82 logs cut out of trails
  • 5.35 mi of trail maintained
  • 1,100 ft of illegal and redundant trails rehabilitated
  • 1,468 lbs of trash removed
  • 31 trail structures maintained
  • 7 trail structures built
  • 3 bear boxes relocated
  • 1 sign replaced
  • 12 switchback cuts block off and restored
  • 8 fire rings removed
  • 169 total volunteers attending events

But wait, there’s more! The 169 volunteers contributed 764 hours of work, which is worth nearly $16,700 in volunteer time the Inyo National Forest and Town of Mammoth. Did I mention that was in only 5 events? Yeah, I’m impressed too.

This Saturday, October 20th, will be a final Stewardship day, with a celebration and grand opening of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System afterward. Please join us to volunteer out at Panorama Dome, and enjoy the celebration and festivities afterward. You can find more info here.

We really can’t say it enough: it’s our wonderful members and volunteers that keep us going here at FOI, keep us inspired, and get things done to take care of our public lands.

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