August 9: Trail Days on the Sotcher Lake Feeder Trail

Series Sponsors: Old New York Deli and Bagel Company, Mammoth Brewing Company, Bleu Handcrafted Foods, KMMT/KHRV Radio, Footloose Sports and Mammoth Sunrise Rotary

This Event’s Sponsors: Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and Mammoth Outdoor Sports

Project Description: The trails of the Reds Meadow Valley are jewels of the Mammoth Lakes Region and the Mammoth Lakes Trail System, and the Summer of Stewardship Trail Days is finally getting a chance to bring the love! Join the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, Mammoth Outdoor Sports, MLTPA,  Friends of the Inyo, the Inyo National Forest, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes for trail rehabilitation work on the Sotcher Lake Feeder Trail this coming Saturday, August 9th. And please note the extra special start time of 7:45 a.m. up at the Adventure Center at Main Lodge! All ages are welcome, and a free lunch and raffle prizes will be had by all – everybody goes home a winner! Close-toed shoes and long pants required, visit or call (760) 873-6500 for details. Volunteers will be working on a significant refurbishment of the Sothcher Lake Feeder Trail which has suffered from neglect and the “blow down” event of a couple of years back. Volunteers will also get an introduction to trail maintenance skills from Friends of the Inyo staff, and those interested in being regular members of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System stewardship team should be sure to show up on August 9 to get trained up for future SOS projects. Don’t forget the very extra special start time of 7:45 AM at the Adventure Centre at Main Lodge – the Reds Meadow Love Bus will leave right at 8:00 – see you Saturday!

  • When: Saturday, August 9, 7:45 a.m.
  • Where: Meet at the Adventure Center at Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge
  • What: Summer of Stewardship Trail Days 2014 Event #4 on the Sotcher Lake Feeder including trail rehabilitation, blow down clearing, and trail reestablishment.
  • Who: Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please dress for trail work: sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, and long pants. Gloves and tools provided.


  • 53 volunteers (Best Yet for 2014!)
  • 1 mile of trail re-established and maintained (stocher feeder)
  • 5 water bars installed
  • 2 signs installed
  • 1 mile trail maintained and brushed (lake loop)
  • Parking area widened and improved
  • 1 drainage rolling dip installed in parking lot
  • 2 signs painted
  • 25 lbs trash collected
  • 3 watermelons consumed - good times had by all!


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This page last updated: August 2, 2014