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Authors & Artists Series

US Forest Service Auditorium Mammoth Lakes, CA

Author and photographer G. Dan Mitchell shares advice on where, when, and how to photograph the fall colors of the Eastern Sierra. Free presentation begins at 7:00pm with book signing afterwards.  To learn more, visit http://www.esiaonline.org

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Alabama Hills Natural History Interpretive Hike

Alabama Hills Lone Pine, CA

"Film History in the Alabama Hills".  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 is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile.  Wear layers clothing for a range of conditions, study footwear and bring plenty of water.  Meet at Arch Loop Trail Parking in Alabama Hills National Scenic Area. For more information, contact Dave Kirk, (760) 872-5000 or John Kelly, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (760)872-1220

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Alabama Hills Natural History Interpretive Hike

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center US 395 and CA 136, Lone Pine, CA

"These Alabama Hills are Alive".  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.  Wear layers clothing for a range of conditions, study footwear and bring plenty of water. For more information, contact Dave Kirk, (760) 872-5000 or Molly Trauscht, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, (760 ) 872-1200 or

Alabama Hills Natural History Interpretive Hikes

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center US 395 and CA 136, Lone Pine, CA

"The Alabama Hills Under Our Feet".  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.  Wear layered clothing for a range of conditions, sturdy footwear and bring plenty of water. For more information, contact Dave Kirk, (760) 872-5000 or Molly Trauscht, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, (760) 872-1200 or

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Alabama Hills Natural History Interpretive Hike

Eastern Sierra Visitor Center US 395 and CA 136, Lone Pine, CA

"Film History in the Alabama Hills".  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 is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile.  Wear layers clothing for a range of conditions, study footwear and bring plenty of water. For more information, contact Dave Kirk, (760) 872-5000 or Molly Trauscht, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, (760) 872-1200 or

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Alabama Hills Interpretive Hike

Bishop, CA

"These Alabama Hills are Alive".  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.  Meet at Arch Loop Trail, Alabama Hills in Lone Pine.  Wear layered clothing for a range of conditions, sturdy footwear and bring plenty of water. Contact Dave Kirk (760)872-5000 or John Kelly (760)872-5000

Alabama Hills Film History Interpretive Hike

Alabama Hills Lone Pine, CA

"Film History in the Alabama Hills.  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 is a relatively easy walk on existing roads and trails covering less than one mile.  Meet at the Arch Loop Trail Parking, Alabama Hills National Scenic Area.  Wear layered clothing for a range of conditions, sturdy footwear and bring plenty of water. Contact Dave Kirk, (760)872-5000 or John Kelly (760)872-1220

Learn All About Sage Grouse

USFS Mammoth Lakes 2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Join ESIA and friends to hear Noppadol Paothong highlight spring courtship behaviors of sage-grouse, which he has been documenting for 17 years for his books Save the Last Dance and Sage Grouse, Icon of the West. His talk will include the extraordinary story of the life and history of sage-grouse and the habitat under threat in the American West.

$15.

Free Climbing Photos and Stories

USFS Mammoth Lakes 2510 Main Street, Mammoth Lakes, CA

Join ESIA and friends for stunning photos and stories about how local Eastern Sierra resident Kate Rutherford started off her climbing career in Yosemite free climbing El Cap, Half Dome, and the Leaning Tower, which honed her skills enough to establish new routes all over the world, including Patagonia, Kenya, Iran, Alaska, and more. Basing out of Bishop, CA, she frequents the Buttermilks, Incredible Hulk, Yosemite Face Lift, and has just started a new project called Farm To Crag.

$15.

“These Alabama Hills are Alive” Natural History Hike

Bishop, CA

Experience a guided tour through the passageways, deformed rocks, and ridgelines of the Alabama Hills. Learn about the area's flora and fauna. Moderately strenuous hike with some steep trail sections.

Sierra Nevada – The Best Home Range in the World

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: The Best Home Range in the World presentation by Tad McCrea: Alpine Explorer, Mountain Guide, Photographer

$15.00

Recovery Through Running

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: Recovery Through Running presentation by Ryan Navales: Ultra-runner, President of Inyo Search and Rescue.

$15.00

Mountain Lions Demystified

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: Mountain Lions Demystified presentation by Phil Johnston: Mountain Lion Researcher, Professional Tracker, Outdoor Educator

$15.00

Alone in the Mountains

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: Alone in the Mountains presentation by Brooke Maushund: Jill of All Trades, Master of Fun, Snow Nerd, Ski Patroller, Member of YOSAR

$15.00

All Jokes Aside

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: Don't miss this winner of Clean Comedy! Eeland Stribling performs on stage 2/24. You'll live love and laugh with him.

$15.00

Buttermilks Stewardship Day

Bishop, CA

Join the Bishop Climbing Rangers in the Buttermilks parking lot at 8:30am for trail work and litter pickup. We'll have free hot coffee, trash bags, gloves, trash grabbers, and swag. Volunteers must sign a waiver and will work independently or in small groups. Bring: sun protection, warm clothes, water, snacks, a mask, and sturdy shoes.

High Sierra

Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center 2510 Main Street , Mammoth Lakes, CA

Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association's 7th Annual Winter Adventure Series: High Sierra the final presentation of 2022 by Vitaliy Musiyenko: RN, Author, Explorer

$15.00