"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 – October 20

Fall, 2015, Outings Schedule:  Thursday Outings end October 1 and resume in May, 2016.  Saturday and Sunday Outings also end October 1 and resume in January, 2016, with X-C ski and snowshoe trips.  Unscheduled Hiking Trips – NOT sponsored by the Sierra Club ROLG – may be possible, as weather allows, from October through December, 2015.  If interested, contact Joanne and Dick Hihn for details 760-709-5050, rhihn@skidmore.edu.

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 Celebrates Inyo Forest! 

          Wonderful weather and beautiful fall colors provided an excellent backdrop late last month for the first-ever Eastern Sierra Arts Festival, organized near Mammoth Lakes by a partnership of local businesses and organizations including the Sierra Club Range of Light Group, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, Bristlecone Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, Spotted Dog Press, Gallery at Twin Lakes, Mono Arts Council, and KMMT.  Over fifty attendees enjoyed receptions, presentations, and a dinner during the weekend event – with hands-on workshops that offered a terrific opportunity for painters and photographers to get outside to explore and enjoy the beauty and diversity of the Inyo National Forest.  Workshop participants created art at stunning Inyo National Forest locations including Convict Lake, Aerie Crag in the June Lake Loop, Rock Creek Lake, and the Glass Mountains (a potential wilderness area).

          As part of Sierra Club’s ongoing effort to promote a robust public conversation about the importance of safeguarding the Inyo forest and the critical ecological and economic roles it plays in our lives and communities, the Sierra Club is now working with the Mono Arts Council to host an Eastern Sierra Arts Gallery Show.  The show will run at a Mono Arts Council gallery location in Mammoth Lakes during November, with an opening reception planned for early in the month.  The call for painters and photographers to submit works for this show and sale is open to both professional and amateur artists, whether or not they participated in the September arts festival.  All works must feature a place within, or aspect or feature of the Inyo National Forest.  For additional information on submitting works for this exhibit, contact Fran Hunt, Sierra Club’s Eastern Sierra Organizer, at fran.hunt@sierraclub.org or 703-424-3143.