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August 11: Maintenance At Convict Lake

Series Sponsors: Old New York Deli and Bagel CompanyBleu Handcrafted Foods, Volunteer Eastern Sierra

This Event’s Sponsors: Friends of the Inyo and Convict Lake Resort

Project Description: 

Please join the Mammoth Lakes Trail System with Co-Hosts Friends of the Inyo and Convict Lake Resort to celebrate 10 years of community trail stewardship with a day of trail work!

It’s been many summers since there was a Trail Days event at Convict Lake and there is plenty of work and cleanup to be done. Meet at Convict Lake at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 11th for a delicious free bagel breakfast provided by Old New York Deli and Bagel followed by work assignments. Afterwards we’ll regroup for a gourmet lunch brought to you by Volunteer Eastern Sierra and Bleu Handcrafted foods, along with raffle prizes, and lots of great giveaways!

The Mammoth Lakes Trail System has come a long way, and this is another perfect chance to celebrate how far we’ve come and to help ensure a sustainable future for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System we all know and love.

Please dress for trail work. Closed-toe shoes and long pants required; carpool or ride a bike if you can. Visit or call (760) 914-1769 to speak with me, Joel Rathje, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails Coordinator for details. Please remember that Trail Days events are made possible by the Inyo National Forest, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth’s own Measure R! See you Saturday at Convict Lake!

  • When: Saturday, August 11, 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Convict Lake parking lot
  • What: Work efforts will include trail maintenance, repair work and general cleanup.
  • Who: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, and long pants. Gloves and tools provided.



View or download the event flyer!


  • 65 Volunteers + 8 Staff 
  • Approximately 20 volunteers dug out a huge amount of sediment from the boardwalk on Convict Lake's west side so water could flow underneath it and into lake again.
  • 4 55-gallon bags of trash collected
  • 1 55-gallon bag of other recycling collected
  • 1 (2’x2’x3’) pile of fishing line collected from shoreline for recycling
  • 15 Signs maintained around lake
  • Pruning and lopping of overgrown vegetation on trail around entire lake
  • Volunteers collected litter and fishing line on foot, 7 paddleboards, 1 canoe, 2 kayaks and by diving in the lake!



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