Alabama Hills hikes
Back by popular demand, interpretive hikes to view arches in the Alabama Hills will continue during the winter of 2012.
On Saturday, Feb. 11 and on Presidents Day weekend, Feb. 18 and 19 (weather permitting), Dave Kirk, Alabama Hills steward for the Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office, will lead the hikes.
“There are hundreds of arches throughout the Alabama Hills. Find out what geologic processes lead to their formation. This is a relatively moderate hike that enables you to view several arches in a seldom visited corner of the hills including the elegant ‘Hitching Post’ Arch. There will also be an option to make the hike into a loop, passing some historical movie locations and even more arches,” Kirk said.
Participants should meet at 10 a.m. at the Eastern Sierra Inter-Agency Visitor Center in Lone Pine, corner of Routes 136 and 395. The beginning of the hike is just a short drive (about 10 minutes) from the visitor center. Carpooling is recommended. The hike will take 1 ½ – 2 ½ hours and includes one moderately strenuous portion along a dirt road that descends and climbs out of a wash. Bring at least a liter of water and dress in layered clothing for a range of temperatures and conditions.
Sweetheart Dinner and Dance
Jethro’s Sports Bar & Grill teams up with the June Lake Loop Mountain Music Festival to present a SWEETHEART DINNER & DANCE this Friday, Feb. 10, featuring the vocal stylings of Bonnie Murray Tamblyn with the dance music provided by Jellybread at Jethro’s Live, 1281 Kimmerling in Gardnerville, Nev.
Live Auction includes a SKI PACKAGE at June Mountain and 2 nights stay at Whispering Pines, a DOUBLE EAGLE RESORT and SPA PACKAGE with 2 nights stay at Double Eagle Resort & Spa Full access to Spa ammenties, a FISHING PACKAGE with 2 Nights stay at Boulder Lodge, dinners for 2 at the Sierra Inn and boat rental at June Lake Marina, a boat rental at Gull Lake Marina and $20 gift certificate at Ernie’s Tackle Shop.
Also a Silent Auction and Raffle prize: June Lake Music Festival Pass for 2 and 2 nights stay at Whispering Pines!
Doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., auction at 7:15 p.m. and dancing 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50, or two for $90, includes a raffle ticket. All proceeds donated to June Lake Music Festival, which is non-profit and tax deductible. Order/info: 775.265.2215 or at www.junelakemusic.com.
Trekking Nepal with a Sherpa
Go trekking through Nepal with a real Sherpa and never leave the Eastern Sierra on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Lee Vining Community Center.
Join Eastern Sierra resident Wangdowa Sherpa and a group of his local Eastside friends as they share stories and photos from recent trek in the Nepali Himalaya.
Also participate in a rare chance to celebrate Losar, the Sherpa New Year. All are welcome to attend and bring a friend for this Nepali Dinner & Potluck
Guests can bring a side salad, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage.
Featured will be a slide show from the Trek set to recorded authentic Sherpa music
The event is free, but if you can give, an optional donation to help buy land for a school in Wangdowa’s home village would be a greatly appreciated.
For more information, call Wandowa Sherpa at 760.709.6068 or Janet Carle at 760.709.1162.