All Programs

ESIA offers year-round interpretive hikes throughout the Sierra Nevada. Our fall color hike explores the beauty of the changing colors in the Sierra. In the winter, we take to the snowy trails of Mammoth Lakes area with snowshoes discussing the local trees, winter animal communities, and snow science. ESIA also teams up with the Bureau of Land Management and the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group to offer interpretive hikesthrough the Alabama Hills on topics provided below.

Alabama Hills Interpretive Hikes

The Alabama Hills under our Feet
November 3 and 23, 2019
December 1 and 14, 2019

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Community Program open to the public
This ancient landscape captures the stories of the ages. Hear geological and cultural tales on a short walk through corridors and crags nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills.

Film History in the Alabama Hills
November 16 and 30, 2019
December 8, 2019

10:00 a.m. – Noon
Free Community Program open to the public

There have been more than 400 movies and countless commercials filmed in the Alabama Hills. Hear interesting and amusing stories about numerous productions as you explore the camera locations. This walk covers an area of Movie Flat that includes locations from memorable films such as Gunga Din, Tremors, and Django Unchained. This is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile.

These Alabama Hills are Alive
November 17 and 24, 2019
December 7 and 28, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Free Community Program open to the public

Explore the mysteries hidden within the eroded granite rock while walking through the passageways and along the ridge lines that make up the maze of this amazing setting. Learn about the many secretive creatures and flora hidden within the rocks. This is a moderately strenuous hike with occasional steep sections of trail.

Hiker at the bottom of a hill with Mobius Arch above