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Valentine Public Tours

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Guided Walking Tours of the Reserves

Tours of Valentine Camp are offered in the summer, tours of SNARL are offered intermittently. Tours are thematic and offered on wildlife, history, geology, wildflowers, birds, bears and more. The tours are limited to 15 people and are advertised on our website or through our email events list. A modest donation is requested to help support our outreach program to teach science classes to the children of Inyo and Mono County.

History of the Valentine Reserve I | June 21 | Valentine Camp
The area known as the Valentine Reserve has had many uses over the years. Join us on a tour of the reserve to learn about the area’s first visitors, how the inhabitants have changed over a century or so and how the land is being used today. From Native Americans to gold speculators to wealthy Angelenos and now educators and scientists, this land has served a wide variety of needs. REGISTER
The Geology of Valentine Reserve I | June 22 | Valentine Camp
The geography of Valentine Reserve was shaped over the millennia by the geologic forces of time. Mammoth Mountain volcano, the glaciers of the Tioga glacial epic and the explosions of the Inyo Craters have all left their mark at Valentine. During this moderately strenuous hike, you will learn how the rocks of Valentine arrived at their destination. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. REGISTER
History of the Valentine Reserve II | June 28 | Valentine Camp
The area known as the Valentine Reserve has had many uses over the years. Join us on a tour of the reserve to learn about the area’s first visitors, how the inhabitants have changed over a century or so and how the land is being used today. From Native Americans to gold speculators to wealthy Angelenos and now educators and scientists, this land has served a wide variety of needs.CANCELLED REGISTER
Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve I | June 29 | Valentine Camp
Valentine Reserve changes color throughout the wildflower season. This hike will allow you to see what is blooming early in the season. Depending on the year, you can expect to see arrays of forget-me-nots, Mariposa lilies, and violets which will be in seed later in the summer. The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. REGISTER
The Geology of Valentine Reserve II | July 05 | Valentine Camp
The geography of Valentine Reserve was shaped over the millennia by the geologic forces of time. Mammoth Mountain volcano, the glaciers of the Tioga glacial epic and the explosions of the Inyo Craters have all left their mark at Valentine. During this moderately strenuous hike, you will learn how the rocks of Valentine arrived at their destination. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. REGISTER
Black Bears I | July 06 | Valentine Camp
While walking through Black Bear forest habitat you will see bear scratched trees, a bear den and occasionally bear tracks. Learn how bears survive in the forest, and how Mammoth Lakes is managing their bear population. Children welcome. REGISTER
Sundays at the Valentine Reserve I | July 08 | Valentine Camp
Have you ever wondered about the mysterious Valentine Reserve. Where is it? What is it? Come with us on the general tour of the Reserve and learn a little bit about the history, flora, fauna and what makes the Reserve so special. This tour will be relaxed introduction to the best kept secret in Mammoth! The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. REGISTER
Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve II | July 09 | Valentine Camp
Valentine Reserve changes color throughout the wildflower season. This hike will allow you to see what is blooming early in the season. Depending on the year, you can expect to see arrays of forget-me-nots, Mariposa lilies, and violets which will be in seed later in the summer. The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. PROGRAM CANCELLED REGISTER
The Geology of Valentine Reserve III | July 10 | Valentine Camp
The geography of Valentine Reserve was shaped over the millennia by the geologic forces of time. Mammoth Mountain volcano, the glaciers of the Tioga glacial epic and the explosions of the Inyo Craters have all left their mark at Valentine. During this moderately strenuous hike, you will learn how the rocks of Valentine arrived at their destination. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. REGISTER
Black Bears II | July 12 | Valentine Camp
While walking through Black Bear forest habitat you will see bear scratched trees, a bear den and occasionally bear tracks. Learn how bears survive in the forest, and how Mammoth Lakes is managing their bear population. Children welcome. REGISTER
Sundays at the Valentine Reserve II | July 15 | Valentine Camp
Have you ever wondered about the mysterious Valentine Reserve. Where is it? What is it? Come with us on the general tour of the Reserve and learn a little bit about the history, flora, fauna and what makes the Reserve so special. This tour will be relaxed introduction to the best kept secret in Mammoth! The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. REGISTER
Sundays at the Valentine Reserve III | July 22 | Valentine Camp
Have you ever wondered about the mysterious Valentine Reserve. Where is it? What is it? Come with us on the general tour of the Reserve and learn a little bit about the history, flora, fauna and what makes the Reserve so special. This tour will be relaxed introduction to the best kept secret in Mammoth! The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. REGISTER
Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve III | July 25 | Valentine Camp
Valentine Reserve changes color throughout the wildflower season. This hike will allow you to see what is blooming early in the season. Depending on the year, you can expect to see arrays of forget-me-nots, Mariposa lilies, and violets which will be in seed later in the summer. The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat and sunscreen. WALK IS FULL. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE WAITLIST REGISTER
Sundays at the Valentine Reserve IV | July 29 | Valentine Camp
Have you ever wondered about the mysterious Valentine Reserve. Where is it? What is it? Come with us on the general tour of the Reserve and learn a little bit about the history, flora, fauna and what makes the Reserve so special. This tour will be relaxed introduction to the best kept secret in Mammoth! The hike is moderately strenuous, with a 500’ elevation gain. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen. REGISTER