What's Up This Weekend

Staff Writer

Rockin’ and Rye. Sept. 4-7
Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with free live music, two tastings with 30 distilleries, 15 craft breweries and endless fun at The Village at Mammoth. For those who would like to take part in the tastings, purchase your tickets now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://mammothrocknrye.com

Last Lakes Basin interpretive hikes, Sept. 4 - 6
What better way to get out there and enjoy the public lands than to go on a guided interpretive hike? Throughout this summer the Mammoth Lakes Trail System Stewards, Chris and Lindsey, will be leading interpretive hikes throughout the Mammoth Lakes Trail
System. These hikes are FREE and family friendly, and explore different aspects of the ecosystem and the history of the area. The hikes run Thursday through Sunday with varying topics, locations and start times. Log on to friendsoftheinyo.org for a full calendar and more information about each hike

Labor Day Festival of the Arts and Music. Sept 5-7
Mono Council for the Arts FREE art show event is Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., featuring over 125 artists, live music, a beer garden and much more. For more information, go to: http://www.monoarts.org/index.html

Sticks and Stones Table hike, Sept. 5
This is the perfect opportunity to hold the natural world of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System in the palm of your hand. A table attended by a Mammoth Lakes Trail System Steward will be set up at Lake George with all sorts of hands on exhibits. Feel free to stop by and spend as much time as you would like exploring the differences between various rocks and trees. Then take your new skills out on the trails and put them to use. This event will begin at 11 a.m. and will last a few hours so we hope to see you there.
For more information call 760-873-6500 or email MLTSstewards@friendsoftheinyo.org

Ten Essentials hike, Sept. 6
The 10 essentials are the fundamental supplies that every hiker should be familiar with in order to be prepared for the inherent variability of the wilderness. You never know what might happen out there, and it is important to make sure you are ready for anything before leaving the car at the trailhead. This family friendly hike is a great introduction for people of all ages on how to be ready for anything without carrying everything but the kitchen sink. Meet at Coldwater Trailhead at 11am. For more information call 760-873-6500 or email MLTSstewards@friendsoftheinyo.org

Graniteman Challenge registration open, race is Sept. 11-13
One of the state’s greatest athletic challenges returns for a sixth year September 11-13 in a competition that’s as tough as granite.
The Graniteman Challenge, sponsored by the High Sierra Triathlon Club, is a unique three-day combination of the Granite to Granite Swim, a 2.4-mile swim in June Lake on Friday, September 11, the Mammoth Gran Fondo, a 102-mile bike ride on Saturday, September 12 and the Tioga Pass Run, a 12.4-mile run up Tioga Pass on Sunday, September 13. To find out more or to register, go to highsierratri.org/graniteman. To find out more on lodging, dining and other things to do in Mono County, go to MonoCounty.org.

Free youth cross-country mountain bike rides through Sept. 17
The Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation is offering free youth mountain bike rides. The rides will be held every Thursday, from 5-6:30 p.m. and will begin and end at the Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge Adventure Center. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and MMCF are partnering to provide the free rentals and pedal passes for these rides. Community members will volunteer to lead the rides, which are geared towards high school and middle school-age kids. However, riders of any age and ability and their parents are welcome (parents must pay their own way).