Public Tours

Valentine Guided Walking Tours 2024

Forest Bathing II | Valentine Camp

Sunday, June 16

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Desiree, WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Forest Bathing I | Valentine Camp

Saturday, June 29

Time 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Desiree, WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Forest Bathing III | Valentine Camp

Saturday, July 6

Time 5:00pm to 7:00PM

Desiree, WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Black Bears I | Valentine Camp

Tuesday, July 9

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Carole Lester

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.

Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve I | Valentine Camp

Friday, July 12

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Sherryl Taylor & Sherry Taylor

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. 

The Geology of Valentine Reserve I | Valentine Camp

Wednesday, July 17

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tony Taylor

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.

Wildflowers of Valentine Reserve II | Valentine Camp

Friday, July 19

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Sherryl Taylor & Sherry Taylor

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.

Forest Bathing IV | Valentine Camp

Saturday, July 20

Time 5:00pm to 7:00PM

Desiree, WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Forest Bathing V | Valentine Camp

Sunday, July 21

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Desiree, WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Fire in Our Landscape | Valentine Camp

Tuesday, July 23

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Whitebark Institute, Instructor TBA

Do you know how fire plays a key role in our landscape? Develop your curiosity and connection with nature while walking the trails of Valentine Reserve and learn about the effects and benefits of fire in our landscape and ways you can prevent human caused wildfires through responsible recreation practices. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen.

Geology of the Valentine Reserve II | Valentine Camp

Wednesday, July 24

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Tony Taylor

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.

Sunset Tour of Valentine Reserve I | Valentine Camp

Saturday, July 27

6:30-8:30 PM

Carole Lester

Come out to Valentine and watch the sunset from the sage brush knoll in the center of Valentine. We will walk out to the grandmother tree and watch the sunset while learning about the special place called Valentine camp. The hike is easy but does go up hill to the knoll. Bring water, headlamp. Optional – a light weight camp chair.

Fuego en nuestro entorno I | Valentine Camp

Sunday, July 28

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Whitebark Institute, Instructor TBA

¿Sabes cuál es la importancia del fuego en nuestro entorno? Desarrolla tu curiosidad y conexión con la naturaleza mientras caminas por los senderos de Valentine Reserve. Conoce los efectos y beneficios del fuego en el entorno y las formas en que puedes prevenir incendios causados por humanos a través de prácticas recreativas responsables. Trae agua, gorra y bloqueador solar.

Black Bears of the Valentine Reserve II | Valentine Camp

Tuesday, July 30

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Carole Lester

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. 

Sunset Tour of Valentine Reserve II | Valentine Camp

Friday, August 2

6:30-8:30 PM

Carole Lester

Come out to Valentine and watch the sunset from the sage brush knoll in the center of Valentine. We will walk out to the grandmother tree and watch the sunset while learning about the special place called Valentine camp. The hike is easy but does go up hill to the knoll. Bring water, headlamp. Optional – a light weight camp chair.

Fuego en nuestro entorno*SPANISH II | Valentine Camp

Sunday, August 4

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Whitebark Institute, Instructor TBA

¿Sabes cuál es la importancia del fuego en nuestro entorno? Desarrolla tu curiosidad y conexión con la naturaleza mientras caminas por los senderos de Valentine Reserve. Conoce los efectos y beneficios del fuego en el entorno y las formas en que puedes prevenir incendios causados por humanos a través de prácticas recreativas responsables. Trae agua, gorra y bloqueador solar.

Fire in Our Landscape II | Valentine Camp

Thursday, August 8

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Whitebark Institute, Instructor TBA

Do you know how fire plays a key role in our landscape? Develop your curiosity and connection with nature while walking the trails of Valentine Reserve and learn about the effects and benefits of fire in our landscape and ways you can prevent human caused wildfires through responsible recreation practices. Bring water, hat, and sunscreen.

Black Bears III | Valentine Camp

Friday, August 9

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Carole Lester

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.

Sunset Tour of Valentine Reserve III | Valentine Camp

Saturday, August 10

6:30-8:30 PM

Carole Lester

Come out to Valentine and watch the sunset from the sage brush knoll in the center of Valentine. We will walk out to the grandmother tree and watch the sunset while learning about the special place called Valentine camp. The hike is easy but does go up hill to the knoll. Bring water, headlamp. Optional – a light weight camp chair.

Sundays at the Valentine Reserve II | Valentine Camp

Sunday, August 11

9:30 AM-12:00 PM

Carole Lester

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.

Forest Bathing VI | Valentine Camp

Saturday, August 17

Time: 5:00pm to 7:00PM

Desiree WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness. 

Forest Bathing VII | Valentine Camp

Sunday, August 18

Time: 10:00 to 12:00

Desiree WoknNature

“Forest Bathing” is  guided mindful walk to deepen our roots with nature and to ourselves. Connect with nature, reduce stress and enhance your health and wellbeing. Immerse in nature with your senses and experience a renewed sense of nature and self connectedness.