More Alabama Hills hikes
The popular interpretive hikes to view arches in the Alabama Hills will continue during this coming Presidents Day weekend.
On Saturday, 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.
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. Come prepared. Info: Dave Kirk 760.876.6210, email@example.com or Rich Williams 760.872.5033 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MLH Auxiliary Scholarship
Each year the Mammoth Lakes Hospital Auxiliary provides scholarships to college students working toward a medical degree, and the application period for this year’s awards is now open.
Applicants must reside in Mono County from June Lake to the southern border, the hospital’s district boundaries, and have completed two years of medically-related college courses to be eligible.
Scholarships are awarded in June, and applications must be received by the Auxiliary no later than April 30. Applications are available at the Hospital Admissions office, the Cast-Off and the Mammoth Library.
The Auxiliary has been awarding scholarships for more than 20 years.
All Auxiliary members are volunteers, and all funding it accrues goes to support Mammoth Hospital and its programs. Info/questions: call Suzanne Stokes at 760.934.5645.
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 donations to help buy land for a school in Wangdowa’s home village are welcome.
For more information, call Wandowa Sherpa at 760.709.6068 or Janet Carle at 760.709.1162.
Tamarack skate ski clinics
Never been on skate skis or want to get better fast? Learn technique from expert instructors at Tamarack XC Ski Center in 4 skate clinics. Classes meet Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. from Feb. 23-March 15. Fee: $99/person. Info/RSVP: call the Ski Center, 760.934.2442 ext. 8.
DJ’s Snowmobile ready to ride
With the arrival of new snow, DJ’s Snowmobile Adventures is cranked up and ready. Families, self-rentals and guided tours can ride the largest snowmobile playground and most scenic snowmobile trails in the Eastern Sierra! Located between June Lake and Mammmoth, only 6 minutes U.S. 395 at Smokey Bear Flat. Follow DJ’s on Facebook!