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Come Again? What To Do If You’ve Been Here Before… Go Beyond

Come Again? What To Do If You’ve Been Here Before… Go Beyond

John Muir once wisely remarked, “between two pines is a doorway to a new world.” If you’ve been to Bishop and checked off the classic attractions, like witnessing the world’s oldest tree or enjoying the numerous alpine lakes filled with fish, we recommend going...
4 Experiences for History Buffs

4 Experiences for History Buffs

Bishop and the Owens Valley are overflowing with beauty. Surrounded by the towering, rugged peaks of the Sierra Mountains in the West. And the majestic ridgeline of the White Mountains to the East. The breathtaking scenery and the plethora of outdoor activities are...
Find the Perfect Gift at Local Area Museums and Visitor Centers

Find the Perfect Gift at Local Area Museums and Visitor Centers

One of the best ways to find unique and thoughtful gifts while traveling is to visit museum gift shops. Museums are a great place to learn about the history and culture of a region, and the gift shops in the Museums of the Eastern Sierra carry a wide selection of items that are representative of our local area.

Bishop Is Home To The Longest Fall Colors In California

Bishop Is Home To The Longest Fall Colors In California

After a warm summer exploring Bishop’s big backyard, fall is like the cold refreshing pint of beer after a hike. Everything just tastes and feels better. The “bloom” of fall brings a sense of excitement. Mother Nature is letting you know that time is fleeting. That...
2023 Blake Jones Trout Derby Recap

2023 Blake Jones Trout Derby Recap

The 54th edition of the Blake Jones Trout Derby is now “in the books” and it was a good one! Despite rescheduling the event from March to May then to September, there was a good turnout, and everyone had a great time. There were 233 registered participants this year,...
Celebrate Eons Of Culture At The Bishop Pow Wow

Celebrate Eons Of Culture At The Bishop Pow Wow

The Pabanamanina Powwow is being held from September 22nd through the 24th at the powwow grounds across from Wanaaha Casino.  This event, hosted by the Bishop Paiute Tribe and its many volunteers, is held every California Indian Days weekend, starting with a parade at 10am on California Indian Day.  Throughout the weekend, you’ll find hundreds of dancers, singers, friends, and family from all over the U.S. and abroad as they come together to share their culture and traditions.

Roaming the Range of Light: Five Iconic Trails in the High Sierra

Roaming the Range of Light: Five Iconic Trails in the High Sierra

By: Jeff Kozak The author runs near the rounded summit of Mazourka Peak in the Inyo Mountains, looking west across the Owens Valley near Independence to the Sierra Crest and two 14’ers: Mt. Williamson and Mt. Tyndall. Howie Stern Rising abruptly on the western...
Inyo County Search & Rescue Advise Hikers on Mount Whitney About Preventative Hiking Safety

Inyo County Search & Rescue Advise Hikers on Mount Whitney About Preventative Hiking Safety

We can only recommend that everyone who goes into the high country not only reads a weather forecast, but also prepares according to what the forecast says. Rescues usually take 6-18 hours to reach you, depending on your location and conditions. If you feel cold, you are on your own – moving continuously downhill into warmer terrain will be the best thing to keep you warm.

Millpond Recreation Area

Millpond Recreation Area

Just six miles northwest of town, this 120-acre park has a bit of everything for anyone just looking for some outdoor fun in a tranquil setting. Millpond Recreation Area is known by many for one thing – the Millpond Music Festival. Check it out this September!

Classic Cars And Fall Foliage

Classic Cars And Fall Foliage

There couldn’t be a more perfect town to host a classic car show. For many, classic cars represent a different era in history and evoke memories of childhood or past vacations. And similar to classic cars, Bishop is a living time capsule where the character and charm remain preserved. This is your chance to relive memories by taking in the car show while enjoying a big slice of small-town Americana.

Oldest Tree in the World

Oldest Tree in the World

The world’s oldest living tree is in the National Forest White Mountains in California, USA, just east of Bishop, California. 

Soft Adventures in Bishop

Soft Adventures in Bishop

Think of it as the opportunity to experience the Eastern Sierra in a new light without putting yourself at risk or having to learn an entire set of skills to do it. Explore somewhere new while feeling invigorated and transformed by memorable experiences. Here’s a small sampling of soft adventures to be had in Bishop. 

6 Things To Do In Bishop With Kids

6 Things To Do In Bishop With Kids

Family vacations are about relaxing as well as creating memories of fun times. When it comes to a destination to visit, there might be none more suited for an affordable outdoorsy family getaway than Bishop and its big backyard. To help plan your trip, here’s 6 things...
Sample The Eastern Sierra Summer In A Myriad Of Ways

Sample The Eastern Sierra Summer In A Myriad Of Ways

The heat is on in Bishop. But unlike other hot locales, there are many ways to still enjoy the great outdoors in the summer, if you have a plan. As the saying “it’s a dry heat” goes… due to our proximity to the High Sierra and the desert climate, you can escape by going out early, taking a dip in an alpine lake, or go up in elevation to play. Here’s a few ideas on how you can sample Bishop’s Big Backyard this summer during the day.

Beer Tour: Eastern Sierra Ale Trail

Beer Tour: Eastern Sierra Ale Trail

First stop on the Eastern Sierra Ale Trail from the south – Bishop and Mountain Rambler Brewing. Home to a vast array of award-winning beers from the California Craft Brewers Cup and the Great American Beer Festival.

Stretch & Flow

Stretch & Flow

Deep in its core is Bishop, a place that rejuvenates the soul, that inspires visitors and residents alike to enrich themselves holistically and creatively. As the sunsets over the sharp razorback line of the Eastern Sierra, let these yoga studios and artistic outlets round out an already fulfilling trip.

Everyone Becomes an Artist when they meet the Sierra by Bishop

Everyone Becomes an Artist when they meet the Sierra by Bishop

Nearly four hundred miles long, the Sierra Nevada is bursting at the seams with scenery. Hundreds of shimmering alpine lakes. Razor-sharp ridgelines. Giant pines that seem to reach the sky. Some places will touch people’s souls more than others, but there is one...
Eastern Sierra – A Heavenly Destination For Road Cycling

Eastern Sierra – A Heavenly Destination For Road Cycling

From a leisurely pedal with jaw-dropping views to sufferfest climbs you’d see in the Tour de France, Bishop is arguably home to some of the best road cycling outside of Europe. Instead of dismantling your bike and shipping it to the Alps, take in the Eastern Sierra.

July 4th in the Eastern Sierra

July 4th in the Eastern Sierra

From the city of Independence to the town of Mammoth Lakes, with Bishop midway between you’ll find pancake breakfasts, parades, free fishing, free swimming, train rides, a running race, baseball, volleyball, bocce, free watermelon, pie and ice cream, arts and crafts fairs, and of course fireworks – lots and lots of fireworks!

Flying for a Purpose: A Private Pilot’s Mission to Save Shelter Dogs

Flying for a Purpose: A Private Pilot’s Mission to Save Shelter Dogs

Local hero story. Bishop private pilot, Paula Sayer, flies her Cesna 182 to rescue at-risk dogs from shelters in California, flying them to rescue organizations in the state and beyond. It takes time, skill, and compassion to help dogs in need. Her dedication, skill, and love for animals enable her to make a real difference.

Eastern Sierra Reading List

Eastern Sierra Reading List

If you’re planning a trip to Bishop, there’s no better way to deepen your understanding of this special place than through reading.

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