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Eastern Sierra Youth Outdoor Program

2023 program dates for the Eastern Sierra Youth Outdoor Program are June 20 to June 25, 2023. The program is led and facilitated by experienced outdoor education professionals with many years of experience. Todd Vogel, Eastside Sports co–owner, has spent over 25 years working as a professional mountain guide and outdoor educator. All other staff are people with similar experience. SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE PROGRAM INCLUDE: What to bring on a hike, rock climbing equipment use, movement skills and rappelling; packing a pack; map reading and navigation; care of self, group, equipment, and the environment; introduction to outdoor leadership; campsite selection and tent use, water purification, backcountry cooking, and sanitation. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If you are 13 to 18 years of age you are invited to apply to the program. [...]

Wildflower Walk – Rock Creek

In celebration of National Wildflowers Week (May 14 - 20) designated by the United States Forest Service, Inyo National Forest botanists are hosting four Saturday “Wildflower Walks” at various locations during the summer blooming season. Botanists will be available for you to ask all your burning botanical questions. Until then, they’ll be posting on the Inyo National Forest’s Facebook page “Wildflowers of the Day” to share some of the species of blooming plants that can be spotted in different forest areas at this time. The exact location and other details about the Wildflower Walks are posted in the Events section of the Facebook page where you can RSVP. Depending on snowmelt and phenology, the exact location for each event will be added when it gets closer to the date. “May is a great time to view wildflowers [...]

Wildlife Tracking Workshop

Join professional wildlife tracker and mountain lion researcher Phil Johnston for a day in the woods learning to read the stories of wild animals through tracking. Phil has over a decade of experience teaching tracking and is certified as Senior Tracker through Tracker Certification North America. Come learn to identify the tracks and signs of the many charismatic creatures who make their living in the Eastern Sierra.   Email  with any questions. Register Here