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Trails Days 2017 Final Event - Lakes Basin Cleanup!

Saturday, September 16, 2017, will be the final Trail Day event for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System this summer. Join us as we gather to clean up the venerable Mammoth Lakes Basin, honor the service of former Town Council Member Skip Harvey, and bid "audieu" to the Summer of 2017.

Please join the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce and the Great Sierra River Cleanup at the Horseshoe Lake parking lot at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 for a free bagel breakfast brought to you by Old New York Deli, along with a safety talk and work assignments. Volunteers will be fanning out over the Lakes Basin collecting litter and debris, providing light maintenance to new directional trail signs, and conducting general trail maintenance and clean-up efforts on nearby trails. Volunteers interested in being regular members of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System stewardship team should be sure to come get trained up for future Trail Day projects.

As always, a very special free gourmet lunch brought to you by Volunteer Eastern Sierra and Bleu Handcrafted Foods will cap off your day of clean up and trail work, along with raffle prizes, free giveaways, and very special gift certificates in honor of former Council Member Skip Harvey. All ages and abilities are welcome, and we love to see families and clubs. Please arrive dressed for trail work (gloves, long pants, sun protection, sturdy close-toed shoes), and don't worry if you can't make it right at 8:30; we can check you in and send you off to a task in progress just about any time before 10:30 a.m.

Trail Days are made possible by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth's own Measure R! And thanks to KMMT Radio for providing some priceless airtime to let everybody in on the fun. Close-toed shoes and long pants required; please carpool if you can. Visit for event details or call me at (760) 914-1769.

The Summer of 2017 was certainly too short but never too sweet - we're looking forward to a beautiful Sierra Fall and to the Winter of 2017/2018. We're told that Winter was possibly Skip Harvey's favorite time of year. See you bright and early on Saturday, September 16 at Horseshoe Lake!


Joel Rathje

Trails Coordinator Mammoth Lakes Trail System

[email protected]