Mammoth Lakes SOS 2009: August 1, Panorama Dome

Co-hosted by High Sierra Equestrian Club, the 395 Fat Tire Council, and the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department!

Project Description: A dedicated crew of weekend early risers -- at 38, our biggest yet! -- traded their Saturday to help beautify two well-loved Lakes Basin locales: Panorama Dome and Mammoth Rock Trail. Owners of both types of saddles -- equestrian and bicycle -- turned out in force thanks to the efforts of the event's recreation co-hosts, High Sierra Equestrian Club and the 395 Fat Tire Council, working together to limb overhanging branches, tidy up Panorama Dome Trail and Mammoth Rock Trail, and build a sweet new berm on Panorama Vista Trail. Chris Fergus of the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department was on hand to explain the MLFD's joint Fuels Reduction Program (with the Inyo National Forest) currently being conducted on Panorama Dome and to show participants what a healthy forest looks like. An additional crew (including some very special kids!) ventured out to Twin Lakes to pick up trash and paint picnic tables. Check out the "Deliverables" section, below, for details.

Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • Mammoth Brewing Co.
  • McDonald's of Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lone Pine
  • Michelle Mather Massage
  • Mountain Mobile Massage
  • Roberto's Café



  • 38 volunteers
  • staff (MLTPA, FOI, USFS)
  • 95 total hours of volunteer stewardship, a $1,924 value


  • miles of trail maintained on the Panorama Dome, Panorama Vista, and Mammoth Rock trails
  • logs removed from the Panorama Vista Trail
  • acre of recreation area restored (top of Panorama Dome)
  • picnic tables sanded and painted
  • 30 pounds of trash removed


Click here to download the Panorama Dome event flyer.


Click here to access a gallery of photos from the Panorama Dome event.


The Sheet:

Print ad, 08/01/09

Calendar announcement, 08/01/09

Mammoth Times:

Calendar announcement, 07/31/09


Watch the Panorama Dome event Channel 33 and Channel 72 television ad here.

Listen to the Panorama Dome event KMMT radio ad here.

Listen to the Panorama Dome event KSRW radio ad here.