The â€śI Want to Be a Packerâ€ť programâ€™s Mule Days Kids Passport is just one new way that youth and families can get more involved in the 2013 celebration. Image courtesy Bishop Mule Days/original artwork by the late Ernest Kinney
Mule Days is reaching out to the younger generations this year by introducing a number of new events exclusively for residents and visitors in the under-25 age group.
According to organizers, those who are working behind the scenes to make Mule Days happen have been involved for a number of years â€“ some since the beginning in 1969 â€“ and fresh blood and fresh ideas have been harder to come by.
The solution? Mule Days organizers have revamped the eventâ€™s offerings for youth, anyone from college age on down. Organizers are also planning to kick off three new programs this year that are designed to teach a new generation about packing, mules and the Eastern Sierraâ€™s Mule Days tradition.
(Find out more about how kids can get involved at Mule Days in the Special Mule Days section of the Tuesday, May 21, 2013 edition of The Inyo register.)