|Local Tubs Getting Trashed |
(February 17, 2021) –
When you go to a geothermally active area, such as the Eastern Sierra, natural hot springs are one of the many treasures to be had. Visiting the hot springs is permitted year-round, but some access roads are closed in winter to protect habitat, prevent erosion, and for public safety.
It has become the unbecoming norm for users of these treasures to cut locks, break fences, leave behind trash and all the gross, disgusting things you can imagine.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently posted on Facebook the following:
We all love the epic scenery that surrounds us out there, please visit the Eastern Sierra prepared to make as little impact as possible on #YourPublicLands #LeaveNoTrace #RecreateResponsibly
Kelly McCarthy, BLM”
Please enjoy these natural treasures and treat them as such. If the gate is locked, there’s a reason. Enjoy the scenery as you walk that final stretch to soak! Help keep the magic alive by spreading the word to others and leading by example.
|About Mammoth Lakes Recreation|
Formed in 2014, Mammoth Lakes Recreation’s mission is to deliver cutting edge sustainable recreation, mobility, and arts & culture opportunities and infrastructure for the benefit of the community and natural environment in the Eastern Sierra. For more information, go to www.mammothlakesrecreation.org.