The Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills -- This rock arch perfectly frames Mount Whitney in the center opening.
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Volunteer Program


2013 National Public Lands Day Events Planned

WHENSaturday, September 28, 2013

 

LOWER ROCK CREEK TRAIL IMPROVEMENT 

Work on three miles of popular hiking and mountain biking trail along a shaded streamside at the base of steep canyon walls, with spectacular views of the Owens Valley. You'll cut back brush, clear tread, maintain wooden bridges, and pick up trash along the stream.

Meet at 8:30 am at the lower parking area (former Paradise Lodge) for free coffee and bagels before heading out on the trail from 9:00 am to about 1:00 pm. For safety wear hiking shoes or boots, long pants and long sleeve shirts. Water and snacks provided; bring a refillable water bottle if you have one. Carpool if possible (parking is limited).

Project partners:  BLM Bishop Field Office, Friends of the Inyo, International Mountain Bike Association, Fat Bike Mammoth.

More information:  Kirstin Heins, BLM recreation planner, (760) 872-5034

 

ALABAMA HILLS COMMUNITY SPIRIT DAY 

Join in a cleanup of the scenic Alabama Hills on Saturday, September 28 and help prepare the area for the upcoming Lone Pine Film Festival (October 11-13). 

Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the Lone Pine McDonald’s for a volunteer orientation breakfast courtesy of McDonald’s, or at 9:00 a.m. at the Alabama Hills information kiosks on Whitney Portal Road. Please bring gloves, a hat and sunscreen. Refreshments will be provided.

Project partners: BLM Bishop Field Office, Alabama Hills Stewardship Group

More information: Chris Langley, Inyo County Film Commissioner, (760) 937-1189 or Richard Williams, BLM recreation planner,  (760) 872-5033

See the BLM California NPLD page for more events throughout the state.


Mountain bike on Lower Rock Creek Trail - photo by Mike Kelley
Photo of mountain biker riding down Lower Rock Creek trail
Volunteers at the 2007 National Public Lands Day event in the Alabama Hills.
Photo of Volunteers at the 2007 National Public Lands Day event in the Alabama Hills.
Volunteers display their National Public Lands Day T-shirts.