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Mammoth Trails - User Groups Meeting November 2nd - Save The Date!

Friends and Trails Enthusiasts, the next Mammoth Trails meeting will be taking place on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:00 PM at the Mammoth Lakes Library. The Mammoth Lakes Trail System team will be sharing details about new projects with Mammoth Trails (the local confederation of user groups formed by charter in 2008) and is looking forward to your feedback on how we can make your trail experiences the best they can be.

SUMMER REVIEW: We are very excited to have added two new trails to the Mammoth Lakes Trail System inventory this season with the Mammoth Rock Trail Connector and the Meadow Trail Connector from the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP). Conceived by members of the Sherwins Working Group in 2009 and documented in the SHARP, the trails are now open and ready for fun. The next phase of trail building is being reviewed as we work to implement more groundbreaking projects from the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan.

THIS WINTER: It won't be long before the Mammoth Lakes Trail System team will also be grooming the Winter Multi-Use Trails at Shady Rest. There will be 6 miles of groomed trails that begin at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center. Main access to the trail network is just across from the Welcome Center entrance, marked by a sign and a map for orientation. The trails will be groomed 5 days a week for Nordic skiing/skating, walking, fat biking and snowshoeing. The rolling terrain is easily accessible from Town and perfect for most ability levels. This facility is maintained by the Mammoth Lakes Trail System through a Challenge Cost Share Agreement between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Inyo National Forest with funding from Measure R's annual allocation to the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.

As the snow piles up, we will be placing three large signs at the Sherwins Trailhead (Borrow Pit/Propane Tanks), the Mill City Trailhead, and at the junction of the public access corridor and the Sherwins boot pack in the Lakes Basin. The signs provide winter recreation enthusiasts with general topographic, backcountry etiquette and emergency information including avalanche beacon checkers, provided by the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC), so that backcountry travelers can test their equipment before venturing out. Measure U is also playing a supporting role by allowing the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center (ESAC) to provide up to date avalanche advisories in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. The reports will be integrated into the Mammoth Lakes Trail System web site at mammothtrails.org. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at the library on November 2nd. We hope you can make it but if not please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you for your continuing interest in the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.

Best - 

Joel Rathje

Trails Coordinator Mammoth Lakes Trail System

jrathje@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov



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