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Range of Light Group Outings

All outings include conservation education activities! All Phone numbers are 760 unless otherwise noted. CST 2087766-40. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

Bring water, lunch and snacks, layered clothing, appropriate hiking footwear, hat, sun-screen, bug spray & desired personal items such as cameras, binoculars, and hiking poles.  Contact leader for permission to bring your dog. Abominable weather cancels.

Short Mammoth Lakes area hikes; back before dark; emphasis on local history, natural history, conservation issues etc. dependent upon leader’s interests; all skill levels welcome, including beginners. Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, camera.
Wear substantial shoes or boots; dress in layers. Contact leader for permission to bring your dog.
Abominable weather cancels.

August 7 (Thursday), TBA. Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, dogs ok, Dick and Joanne (760-709-5050), rhihn@skidmore.edu - Due to possible smoke from fires in the vicinity, the destination of this evening hike is uncertain.  Please check ROLG Meetup or our Facebook page for up=to-date information.

August 10 (Sunday), Deer Lake and Beyond Loop Hike. 11mi rt   from Lake George, first ascending via the Mammoth Crest South Trail to Deer Lakes.   Moderate to Strenulous. From there, some easy uphill cross country to the summit ridge of Blue Crag at 11,160’ and then a descent into Sky and Gentian Meadows, return to Lake George via TJ and Barrett Lake. 2000’ gain. Meet 8am Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Melissa (760-937-0499), melissas1@verizon.net.

August 14 (Thursday), Explore the ruins of Mammoth City where Mammoth Lakes got its name.  Learn about the history of mining in the area. Dogs ok.  Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Mike and Mary (805-217-5563), marymikeshore@gmail.com.

August 17 (Sunday), Yosemite, Tuolumne Meadows to Budd Lake and Cathedral Peak. 6+ mi RT, 1600’ gain along the beautiful Budd Creek gorge on this unmapped, unmaintained trail with views of Unicorn, Coxcomb, and Cathedral peaks.  Forest, wildflowers, green grass and granite.  No dogs.  Meet 8 am Mammoth Union Bank, or 8:45 Tioga Road ranger station. Contact Maurica (760-932-7175), Maurica_And@yahoo.com.

August 21 (Thursday), TBA. Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, dogs ok, Convict Lake:   This beautiful lake is nestled under some of the oldest mountains in the Sierras and has an interesting recent history of escaped convicts as well. The lake is approximately 15 minutes drive and the  fairly level path is approximately 3miles around the lake. Contact Sally (760-218-0083), sges4d@gmail.com

August 24 (Sunday), Hike to Lamarck Lakes. 5.8 mi RT, 1847’ gain, strenuous.  Meet 8am Mammoth Union Bank. Contact Sherry (909-709-2970), hikerlady@verizon.net or Dick (760-709-5050), rhihn@skidmore.edu.

August 28 (Thursday), Gull Lake Trail. Short 2 mi loop trail, dogs ok, Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, alternate meeting place is at the June Mountain Parking lot at 6 PM.Contact Jean (760-648-7109), dillinghamjean@gmail.com

August 31 (Sunday), NO OUTING

September 4 (Thursday), Crystal Lake. Trail overlooks Lake Basin and passes through beautiful forested area. 3mi rt, dogs ok, Contact Sally (760-218-0083), sges4d@gmail.com

September 7 (Sunday), Benetteville. Hike in the Mine Creek drainage to Shell, Fantail, and Spuller Lakes with a stop at Cord Wood Ridge. Meet 8:00am ML Union Band. dogs ok, Contact Mary K  (760-934-0356), mkp@npgcable.com

September 11 (Thursday), Sky Meadows. Classic hike past Emerald Lake to meadow dominated by breathtaking cliffs. 4 mi rt, 900’ gain, dogs ok, Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Sally (760-218-0083), sges4d@gmail.com

September 13 (Saturday), Bird Outing. Local bird experts lead a morning of birding in the Mammoth Lakes area. Look for resident birds, migrants, and there may be some surprises. Location to be determined pending weather conditions and bird activity. Meet 7:45am ML Union Bank. Binoculars necessary. Meet 7:45am Mammoth Union Bank, no dogs, Contact Karen (949-240-3956), kmschlaep@cox.net or Dick (760-709-5050), rhihn@gmail.com

September 14 (Sunday), Horton Lake. (10,000’), 6 mile RT hike along old mining road, moderate, possible optional hike to Upper Horton Lake, 2200’ gain, trailhead passed Buttermilk Country, Meet 8am Mammoth Union Bank. Contact Brigitte (760-924-2140), jungberman@mac.com or Dick (760-709-5050), rhihn@gmail.com.

September 18 (Thursday), TJ/Barrett Lakes. Loop trail starts at Lake George and swings around Lake Mary. 4mi rt. dogs ok, Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Sally (760-218-0083), sges4d@gmail.com

September 21 (Sunday), Ediza Lake from Agnew Meadows. 13.5mi rt, 1225’ gain.   Trail between Shadow Lake and Ediza is especially beautiful with several overlook areas above the creek, please bring $7 (per adult) for shuttle bus.   Dogs ok, a leash and muzzle are required for shuttle bus. http://www.nps.gov/depo/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm  Meet 8am Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Melissa (760-937-0499), melissas1@verizon.net

September 25 (Thursday), Mammoth Creek. dogs ok, Meet 5:30pm Mammoth Union Bank, Contact Sally (760-218-0083), sges4d@gmail.com.

September 27 (Saturday), Hike from Pine Creek to Mosquito Flats with car shuttle, 12mi, 3000’ gain, strenuous, no dogs, Meet 7am Mosquito Flats parking area,  Contact Cindy (908-763-1708), candj@schat.com.

September 28 (Sunday), Lyell Canyon in Yosemite National Park.  This 14mi RT hike along the John Muir Trail has a gentle grade. Start in Tuolumne Meadows, follow JMT towards Donahue Pass passing through meadows along Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River.  At lunch, the hike leader will read excerpts from John Muir's work. Meet 8am at the Mobil Station in Lee Vining. Look for Jeff's Toyota Tacoma. No dogs. Space limited to 15 hikers.
Contact Jeff (423-322-7866), jeff@bodiehills.org

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Dogs are usually not permitted on outings unless otherwise stated in the write-up. Watch for these abbreviations: DOK = dogs OK; DL = dogs limited, check with leaders; ND = no dogs. Local government leash laws apply.

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