Mammoth Lakes SOS 2009: June 6, National Trails Day at Sherwin Lakes

Project Description: Combined forces of 41 folks (volunteers and staff) teamed up to kick off the Mammoth Lakes Summer of Stewardship 2009 series with a trail-work party at the Sherwin Lakes Trailhead. We had so many volunteers, in fact, that they were split into three different teams to work on three different projects in three different areas! (Check out the “Deliverables” section below for statistics.) This event proved the community’s commitment to taking care of the outdoor recreation amenities we all enjoy here in Mammoth Lakes and set the stage for a sizzling summer of stewardship!

Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • In Touch Microspa
  • McDonald’s of Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lone Pine
  • Michelle Mather Massage
  • Roberto’s Café



  • 25 volunteers
  • 16 staff (USFS, FOI, MLTPA)
  • 162.5 total hours of volunteer stewardship (includes estimated travel time), a $3,291value
  • 25 pounds of trash removed


Valentine Lake Trail Team:

  • 300 feet of trail reconstructed
  • trees logged out

Sherwin Lakes Trail/Sherwin Lakes Campground Team:

  • 23 fire rings and campsites cleaned
  • water bars cleaned
  • 26 switchback cuts restored

Mammoth Rock Trail Team:

  • new trail sign installed
  • 1/2-mile of trail tread maintained
  • 1 mile of brushing (cutting of overgrowth)


Click here to download the National Trails Day event flyer.


Click here to access a gallery of photos from the National Trails Day event. 


The Mammoth Times:

Editorial announcement, 05/28/09

Calendar posting, 05/28/09

Calendar posting, 06/04/09

Thank-you letter, 06/25/09

The Sheet:

Editorial announcement, 05/30/09

Calendar posting, 05/30/09

Calendar posting, 06/06/09


Listen to the National Trails Day event KSRW radio ad here.