What's Ahead This Memorial Day Weekend

This curious burro checking out a car near Division Creek might look comical, and she is, but she and her like, the horse, mules and burros, built the Eastern Sierra, working in the mines, fields and backcountry for generations. Photo/Wendilyn Grasseschi
Staff Writer

Mule Days! May 21-25
The 46th annual Mule Days Celebration is under way. The famous Mule Days Parade kicks off on Saturday morning, May 23, at 10 a.m. on Main Street in Bishop. Rodeos, mule packing contests (yes, there is such a thing and it's worth the price of admission!), Art in the Park and other events are scheduled all weekend. Go to www.muledays.org for more information.

Mammoth's Town-Wide Sidewalk Sale, May 22-25
Businesses in Mammoth will display and sell their merchandise outdoors during the weekend beginning Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25. For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Mammoth Lakes Chamber at 760-934-2712.

Mammoth Mountain open through Memorial Day
Mammoth Mountain received enough snow in the last few days to remain open for skiing and riding through Memorial Day. Lifts in operation from 7:30 a.m -1:30 p.m. are Broadway Express, Facelift Express and Chair 23. The gondola will reopen Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25. The Mountain Bike Park and Adventure Center is scheduled to open on May 23.

Breakfast with a botanist, May 23
Interested in learning more about which flowers are blooming in the Eastern Sierra? From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., spend the morning with delicious baked goods and coffee, talking about the botanical basics of how to identify wildflowers. We'll then go for a walk up the incomparable McGee Canyon, look at common wildflowers, and discover what's blooming. Perfect for the family, beginner, or the experienced botany enthusiast. Make sure to bring sturdy shoes, water, and appropriate attire for the walk up McGee. Meet at the East Side Bake Shop at 1561 Crowley Lake Drive, exit off of Hwy 395 at McGee Creek. Contact Friends of the Inyo at 760-873-6500 or email at info@friendsoftheinyo.org for more information.

For a full list of events, pick up this week's issue of the Mammoth Times on sale now in news racks.