Mammoth Lakes SOS 2009: July 18, Horseshoe Lake

Co-hosted by Mammoth Pet Shop!

Project Description: Nearly 30 volunteers dedicated their Saturday morning to spruce up one of the most-visited spots in the Lakes Basin: Horseshoe Lake. Mammoth Pet Shop played co-host to this event, bringing out pet owners of all stripes to pitch in. Folks young and old(er) performed a variety of stewardship tasks under bright sunshine and warm temps, including repainting almost all of the picnic tables where visitors enjoy their lunches all summer long. (See the “Deliverables” section below for statistics.) As a special treat, a few members of the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District crew were on hand to help prep the area for the 39th annual Fireman’s Canoe Race and Picnic, held July 25-26. 
Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • Après Pooch
  • Mammoth Brewing Co.
  • Mammoth Pet Shop
  • McDonald’s
  • Mountain Mobile Massage
  • Roberto's



  • 30 volunteers
  • 10 staff (MLTPA, FOI, USFS)
  • 135 total hours of volunteer stewardship, a $2,734 value


  • 2.5 miles of trail maintained (1.5 on the Horseshoe Lake loop trail, 0.5 on the Horseshoe Lake to Lake Mary mountain bike trail, 0.5 miles on McLeod Lake trail)
  • 20 logs removed with a crosscut saw (and strong backs!) from the mountain bike trail; trail tread was restored with rakes
  • bridges around Horseshoe Lake maintained and cleared of dirt and brush underneath.
  • messy campsite restored
  • 15 picnic tables sanded and painted
  • 20 feet of new trail reconstructed around a blowout
  • 220 feet of switchback-cutting and redundant trails restored
  • 15 gallons of dog poop picked up
  • 27 pounds of trash removed


Click here to download the Horseshoe Lake event flyer.


Click here to access a gallery of photos from the Horseshoe Lake event.


The Sheet:

Print ad, 07/11/09

Calendar_announcement, 07/11/09


Watch the Horseshoe Lake event Channel 33 and Channel 72 television ad here.

Listen to the Horseshoe Lake event KMMT radio ad here.

Listen to the Horseshoe Lake event KSRW radio ad here.