Press release

It’s Hot, and it’s August, so that means it’s time for the 4th annual Skip Harvey Memorial Summer of Stewardship Trail Day on the Mountain View and Uptown/ Downtown trails of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System. Skip Harvey was a long time Town Council Member and the founder and former owner of the Basecamp Café here in Mammoth Lakes.


Skip had a passion for the Uptown/Downtown and Mountain View trails, and he was also one of the original founders of MLTPA. For the last four years, his family has generously donated to the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trail Days events by providing a very special prize giveaway in his honor.

Please join the High Sierra Tri Club and Kittredge Sports at 8:30 AM on Saturday, August 13 at the Earthquake Fault parking lot for a free bagel breakfast brought to you by Old New York Deli, along with a safety talk and work assignments. Volunteers will be installing new soft surface directional trail signs and conducting general trail maintenance and clean-up efforts at Earthquake Fault and out on the trails. Volunteers will get an introduction to trail maintenance techniques. Those interested in being regular members of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System stewardship team should be sure to show up August 13 to get trained for future SOS projects.

A free gourmet lunch – brought to you by Sunrise Rotary and Bleu Handcrafted Foods – will cap off your day of trail work, along with raffle prizes, free giveaways, and the very special $250 gift certificate at Kittredge Sports in honor of former Council Member Skip Harvey. All ages and abilities are welcome, and we love to see families and clubs. Please arrive dressed for trail work (long pants, sun protection, sturdy close-toed shoes), and don’t worry if you can’t make it right at 8:30; we can check you in and send you off to a task in progress just about any time before 10:30 a.m.

Trail Days are made possible by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Recreation, and Mammoth’s own Measure R! And thanks to KMMT Radio for providing some priceless airtime to let everybody in on the fun. Closed-toed shoes and long pants required; please carpool if you can. Visit for event details or call (760) 914-1769 to speak with me – Joel Rathje, the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Trails Coordinator.

It’s Hot! It’s August! We’ll see you Saturday, August 13 at 8:30 AM at the Earthquake Fault parking lot!

Best –
Joel Rathje
Trails Coordinator Mammoth Lakes Trail System

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