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News.bytes Extra, issue 525

BLM continues its Climber's Coffee

As part of a continuing effort to get information out to climbers, the BLM hosted an interagency coffee with the Inyo National Forest at the local Buttermilks Bouldering spot. This is an effort to spread the word on camping ethics and Leave No Trace principles. This Climber's Coffee last Saturday March 31 was the first at the Buttermilk bouldering/climbing area.

The event was a great success and received positive feedback from climbers, as the BLM and Forest Service made contacts and shared information with the climbers.

"It's great to see the interagency cooperation with this type of activity, and being able to deliver a consistent message to the user group is essential," said Rich Watt, Inyo National Forest Law Enforcement.

Two more Climber's Coffees are scheduled for this winter season – April 6 and April 20, both at 8:30 a.m., at the Pleasant Valley Pit campground. Climbers can expect to have their questions answered, obtain maps and climbing information to take with them, and have a chance to learn about the local areas -- such as where they may camp if camping restrictions are in effect.

people converse in a flat area, with snowy peaks as a backdrop
people converse around coffee dispensers

-Becky Hutto, park ranger, BLM Bishop Field Office (April 3, 2012)

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Last updated: 04-27-2012