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Winter Trails at Shady Rest and OHV Grant Application Notification

Friends, here are two more quick updates now that we've survived our very own Miracle March Kick-Off Storm: 

Happy Dog at Shady Rest

Shady Rest Winter Grooming – Thanks to a fresh coat of new snow - better late than never, as we like to say - "most" of the MLTS Nordic Trail System at Shady Rest Park is groomed and open to nordic skiers, winter walkers and fat bikers. Important to emphasize that "most" of the MLTS Nordic Trail System at Shady Rest Park will be open - it was a big storm, but not quite enough to cover up all of the obstructions that lurk beneath the new snow's surface and threaten to rip up USFS equipment that puts in the mandatory "first grooming pass" before the MLTS Nordoni can get to work. I've prepared a handy map which you can download and print that lets you know what's happening on the ground as of March 15. Everything that can be opened up will stay open as long as conditions allow, and we will keep you posted on developments as they come our way. Click on the following for more information on Cross Country and Skate Skiing on the MLTS Nordic Trail System at Shady Rest Park - share the trails and have fun out there while the snow lasts! A special thanks to our partners with Inyo National Forest.

Mammoth Lakes Trail System Winter Recreation Map and Information for Spring 2018:

8 1/2 X 11

11 X 17

Here is a link to the USFS Interactive Map

And here's a notice that we are posting as part of a grant application to the State of California: Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Public Comment Period Open – The Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML) has submitted a preliminary application for grant funds from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to enhance and manage motorized recreation. The TOML invites your comments on the preliminary grant applications. This and all other applicants’ grant requests, as well as detailed instructions about the process and how to comment can be viewed on the OHMVR website at Comments should be submitted directly through the division website and sent to the responsible agency from March 6 until April 2, 2018. The TOML will be submitting the final grant application by May 7, 2018 and is available to answer questions and to receive or facilitate comments on changes, concerns, and support at any point before May 7, 2018. For more information or to provide your comments through other means, please call the Town of Mammoth Lakes Trails Coordinator Joel Rathje at (530) 251-6122 or [email protected] 

Mike McCarthy and the Sierra Responsible Riders

That's it for right now - enjoy the Shady Rest winter experience as long as it lasts!

Best - 

Joel Rathje

Trails Coordinator Mammoth Lakes Trail System

[email protected]