Friday, October 16, 2020
6:30 PM PDT - 8:00 PM PDT
This is a virtual event hosted on Zoom
Our event itinerary includes:
Enjoy an evening exploring the Eastern Sierra through the lens of John Dittli. Friends of the Inyo’s Alpenglow Celebration includes an exclusive showing of his photographs and the stories behind them.
John Dittli's photos of the Eastern Sierra and other spectacular landscapes have been instrumental to conservation efforts all the way up to Capitol Hill. Copies have been distributed to Senators and U.S. Representatives to convey the power of wilderness over thousands of miles.
John rarely makes himself available publicly, so we are honored that he chose to be our featured guest for our first virtual Alpenglow Celebration.
100% of the proceeds from this event’s ticket sales and donations will directly support our Trail Ambassador program. Our Trail Ambassadors work tirelessly to protect our Eastern Sierra landscapes. They teach Leave No Trace principles to thousands of visitors each year, keep trails and popular recreation spots free of brush, logs, and rocks, and pick up hundreds of pounds of trash.
This event will take place live on Zoom. Prepare to have fun and be dazzled by never before released photographs of the range of light. We suggest opening a beverage to raise a glass for our virtual toast and set a cozy place for an evening of strolling the mountains.
John Dittli, Photographer
John took his first backpacking trip into California's wildlands at the age of six, and by sixteen he had hiked the entire length of the Sierra Nevada. As a long time wilderness advocate, he believes in developing a personal relationship with the lands he is photographing. John has donated a large number of his images in service of conservation goals including pictures of Conglomerate mesa, Bodie Hills, and other wild landscapes worthy of protection.
Sam Roberts, President of the Board, MC
Sam’s climbing adventures have taken him from the granite walls of Yosemite Valley to Afghanistan. As a rock climbing guide in Joshua Tree National Park, he found a passion for photography. He began by documenting his adventures and has spent 25 years as a professional photographer. Sam has been active in several other conservation groups including the Friends of Joshua Tree, the Sierra Club, California Wilderness Coalition, and Winter Wildlands Alliance. Friends of the Inyo is honored to have him as President of our Board.
Wendy Schneider, Executive Director
Wendy grew up in East Tennessee, engaged in organizing, fundraising and lobbying in Washington DC, then studied and practiced law in Los Angeles before relocating to the Eastern Sierra and discovering Friends of the Inyo. As Executive Director of Friends of the Inyo, Wendy uses her political, fundraising and legal expertise to continue increasing the organization’s ability to protect the Eastern Sierra’s public lands.
The Strong Foundation For Environmental Values & Auxilium Charitable Fund
This event is a Fundraiser for the Friends of the Inyo Trail Ambassador Program. Thank you for your support!
Our goal is to make this event accessible to everyone. If the suggested donation is a barrier please click here to request free or reduced cost admission.