Two trail workers converse on a thin dirt trail between sagebrush. Other workers can be see down the trail.

Lee Vining Creek Trail stewardship day

Staff from the Mono Lake Committee, Inyo National Forest, and Mono County teamed up with Mono Lake Volunteers to do trail maintenance work on the Lee Vining Creek Trail.

A total of 15 participants spent four hours cutting back encroaching vegetation, clearing fallen trees, reestablishing the shape and grade of the trail, and installing signage. Amazingly, the tremendous winds that nearly blew us over in the parking lot were not enough to dissuade our enthusiasm to give back to the Lee Vining Creek Trail, beloved by locals and visitors alike. If you stop into Lee Vining, be sure to check it out—start either at the south end of town or at the Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center to enjoy the 1.5-mile trail.

Thanks go to Matt Paruolo with Mono County and local organizer Paul McFarland for their work to set up the event and provide equipment. And thanks to Inyo National Forest staff Megan Mullowney, Martha Cruz, and Jameisha Washington for logistical support and participation.

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