"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves." - John Muir

 Important Dates - Click the Activities Tab for details on the following:

Next Monthly Meeting – September 15
Outings - Sunday and Thursday hikes are underway.
Next Highway Clean Up --  TBD.  Check “Activities” menu for additional information.
Next ExCom Meeting TBD.  For details contact Richard Hihn at rangeoflight.sc@gmail.com

Eastern Sierra Arts Festival - Registration Open Now!

In September, fall colors are vibrant in California’s Eastern Sierra - providing the perfect opportunity for painters and photographers to get outside and enjoy the beautiful diversity of the Inyo National Forest!

The Sierra Club (partnering with the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, the Gallery at Twin Lakes, and the Southern Mono Historical Society) has organized the Eastern Sierra Arts Festival to provide a fun-filled weekend of workshops, receptions and outings in and around Mammoth Lakes, CA the final weekend of September 2015.

We have enlisted two respected professional plein air painters - Dale Laitinen and Joan Hoffmann - to lead workshops over the weekend. In addition, well-known photographers Keith Walklet and the team of Sally Hanrahan and Kurt Molnar will help students hone their camera skills. Workshop attendees will visit and paint or photograph such stunning Inyo National Forest locations as Convict Lake, O'Harrel Canyon in the Glass Mountains, the June Lake Loop, and Rock Creek.

Here's an overview of the weekend activities:

Friday, September 25.  Welcome Reception with appetizers and assorted beverages.

Saturday, September 26.  Daytime plein air painting and photography workshops in the Inyo National Forest. Dinner at The Bistro East in Mammoth Lakes (no-host bar).

Sunday, September 27.  Daytime plein air painting and photography workshops in the Inyo National Forest.  Farewell gathering with afternoon tea/coffee/desserts at Cerro Coso College, Mammoth Campus.

The all-inclusive cost for the weekend (excluding accommodations) is $175.00 per person.  Registration is open and space is limited; don't miss out!

To Register:  Mail a check payable to the Sierra Club (please put "Arts Festival" in the memo line) to the attention of Lesley Bruns at P.O. Box 9431, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.  Please note that the fee for this workshop is not tax deductible.  For further details, please call Lesley at 818-424-5552 or email lesleybruns@outlook.com.

The Eastern Sierra Arts Festival offers a unique opportunity for painters and photographers at all levels to create art showcasing the stunning beauty of the Inyo National Forest and its rich and diverse landscapes.  We hope you can join us to spend a wonderful weekend networking with other artists in the High Sierra and celebrating National Public Lands Day!