June 1, 2013: National Trails Day Panorama Dome

Event Sponsors: Footloose Sports and Fat Bike Mammoth

Series Sponsors: Mammoth Lakes Sunrise RotaryOld New York Deli and Bagel Company and Mammoth Brewing Company

Project Description: Mountain Biking Matters! Find out just how much as we kick off Summer of Stewardship Trail Days 2013 on National Trails Day, Saturday June 1, 2013. Volunteers will be working to re-establish the Panorama Dome Mountain Bike trails, including section of the trail affected by the recently completed fuels reduction logging effort. We will also build the final section of "SHARP 12b", a mountain biking trail just about completed last fall as recommended in SHARP by the Sherwins Working Group; work on the Panorama Dome Trail; and install Mammoth Lakes Trail System plaques on bollards and mileposts along the Lakes Basin Path. Volunteers will learn trail maintenance skills from Friends of the Inyo staff. Those interested in being regular members of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System volunteer trail crew should come on June 1 to get trained up for future SOS projects.

  • When: Saturday, June 1, 8:30 a.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Panorama Dome Hiking and Mountain Bike Trail access on Lake Mary Road for a free bagel breakfast, safety talk and work assignments.
  • What: Re-establish and build mountain bike trails, hiking trails, and install Mammoth Lakes Trail System signage
  • Who: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. Gloves and tools provided.

EVENT STATISTICS:

  • 52 volunteers (all time record!)
  • 7 staff (FOI, MLTPA and the INF)
  • 286 total volunteer hours (a $6,332.04 value!)
  • 364 feet of new trail constructed
  • 4,118 feet of mountain bike trail rehabilitated
  • 3,347 feet of mountain bike trail maintained
  • 1,266 feet of hiking trail rehabilitated
  • 1 large plastic culvert removed
  • 1 parking lot re-established and defined
  • sign posts installed
  • 40 pounds of trash removed
  • 114 bollard plaques installed
  • Lots of fun had by all!

PHOTOS:

Click here to see the photo gallery of all that got done!

GRAPHICS:

Click here to download the event flyer

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