Mammoth Lakes SOS 2009: September 26, Inyo Craters

Co-hosted by Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center and Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures!

Project Description: For the final Mammoth Lakes Summer of Stewardship 2009 project, volunteers celebrated National Public Lands Day at Inyo Craters. Crews re-routed the trailhead for better access and restored use trails; built steps; restored an area at the top of the crater; created a new return trail from the top; and painted picnic tables and picked up trash.

Many thanks to the following raffle sponsors:

  • Michelle Mather Massage
  • Mountain Mobile Massage
  • Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures
  • Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center



  • 18 volunteers
  • 11 staff (MLTPA and FOI)
  • 72 total hours of volunteer stewardship, a $1,458 value


  • 200 feet of acreage restored
  • 500 feet of trail restored
  • 500 feet of trail constructed
  • mile of trail maintained
  • 1 illegal campfire ring removed
  • steps built
  • sign painted
  • sign installed
  • picnic tables painted
  • rockwork bench made out of an old sign at the lower crater (signposts removed courtesy of MMSA's welding shop--thanks, Chic and Matt!)


Click here to download the Inyo Craters event flyer.


Click here to access a gallery of photos from the Inyo Craters event.


The Green Sheet:

Calendar announcement, 09/19/09

Print ad, 09/19/09

Editorial, 09/19/09

Mammoth Times:

Calendar announcement, 09/18/09

Calendar announcement, 09/25/09


Watch the TV commercial that aired on Channel 33 and Channel 72 here!

Listen to the Inyo Craters event KMMT radio ad here.

Listen to the Inyo Craters event KSRW radio ad here.