Overall, our trip to Mammoth was exactly what we needed— it was time well spent exploring lakes and trails, and it was also a lesson on how we could better preserve these places. Trash in our waterways is more than just an aesthetic issue; it affects public health, ecosystems, and the wildlife in those areas. This summer—while we’re out escaping the heat and enjoying our public lands via lakes, rivers, streams, and beaches—let’s all do our part to “Leave No Trace.”
True stewardship of our natural lands means leaving things better than we found them.
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
*With respect to the Lands we were recreating on, we made a donation to the Bishop Eastern Sierra Youth Outdoors Program. We also made a donation to Friends of the Inyo National Forest for their work in maintaining our public lands.