MLTPA Adoption Celebration

Many community members in Mammoth Lakes plan to be overjoyed Wednesday at the Mammoth Lakes Town Council Meeting. That’s when members of the Mammoth Lakes Trails Public Access will hear that their vision and hard work over the past years have been adopted. And a celebration is planned for Saturday at the Westin in Mammoth Lakes.

The following information is from a press release issued by Mammoth Lakes Trails Public Access.


Mammoth Lakes, Calif.—On Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Westin Monache Resort, the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) will welcome the public to a special event celebrating the adoption of the 2009 Trail System Master Plan (TSMP) by Town Council and their certification of the TSMP’s environmental analysis (CEQA). The TSMP—which draws heavily from the results of multiple public-input sessions participated in by hundreds of community members—was initiated in 2007 by MLTPA and, once adopted, will supersede the existing 1991 Trails Master Plan as the guiding document for the planning, construction, stewardship, and management of trails and outdoor-recreation facilities along the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.


MLTPA would like to honor each of the individuals who donated time, insight, and passion to the development of the TSMP through such opportunities as the trails Concept and Master Planning events (CAMP: SUMMER and CAMP: WINTER), the Sherwins Working Group and the Sherwins Area Recreation Plan (SHARP), the SHARP Trails Technical Committee, Mammoth Trails, and the CAMP Online Survey. We also would like to recognize the agencies and organizations who came together to work collaboratively in support of the TSMP and the continuing definition and development of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System: the Inyo National Forest, the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Friends of the Inyo, Mono County, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Mammoth Community Water District, Mammoth Lakes Tourism, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and the California Department of Transportation. Finally, we would like to offer special thanks to those groups whose funding commitments have made this TSMP update possible: the Town of Mammoth Lakes, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Mammoth Crossing and Cardinal Investments (via the Developers’ Forum), and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy (via grants to MLTPA and the Town). Together, these organizations contributed more than $500,000 to the process.


Light refreshments will be served during the celebration event. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m., and a keynote speech of appreciation will commence at 8:00 p.m. Guests are encouraged to view the detailed displays documenting the TSMP adoption process and to participate in a discussion of what’s on the horizon for the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.

The event is free and open to all.


For a copy of the Trail System Master Plan, please visit or contact the Town of Mammoth Lakes Public Works Department at (760) 934-8989 or


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5 Responses to MLTPA Adoption Celebration

  1. Ken Warner October 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    “… these organizations contributed more than $500,000 to the process….”

    $500,000 would buy a lot of trail — seems to me.

    • downthecreek October 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm #


  2. Mo money January 20, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

    MLTPA did very little for the creation of the trails plan. They held some meetings, wrote down some comments, and made some maps. The real work was done by consultants and mammoth town staff. They contributed no money to this process either. But they take all the credit. They’re nothing but a bunch of tax-eating self promoters.

  3. Reality Bites January 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    It is interesting to note that the “Friends Of The Inyo” are mentioned. They are the ones who took money from the Forest Service to illegally close off dirt roads behind Shady Rest which have been used by Mammoth residents and visitors for many decades. They installed low log barriers that will hook the skis of a snowmobile in the winter potentially causing injury or death. They and the USFS did this behind the backs of the public. With “Friends” like these, who needs enemies?

  4. kaat January 21, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    It is true that MLTPA does hold a bit too many “celebrations” for themselves…kind of strange how much they pat themselves on the back….at the Westin no less…not exactly an inexpensive place to party…who pays for those parties?…and where are their trails anyway?…I think they put up signs on the Lake Mary bike trail – but they didn’t build that bike trail…


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