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Bishop Home To California’s 14ers

Bishop Home To California’s 14ers

For those aspiring to conquer towering peaks like Mt Whitney, there’s no better starting point than White Mountain. Located approximately 50 miles from Bishop, it’s regarded as one of the “easiest” 14ers to hike in the lower 48. This makes it an ideal choice for first timers. Why? You can complete the hike in a single day without the need for overnight backpacking or camping. However, don’t be fooled— the trailhead starts at 12,000 feet and entails an elevation gain of over 2,500 feet! In other words, it’s a challenge worthy of anyone’s pride. It’s no wonder it’s considered one of the 8 best hikes near Bishop.

Bishop Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Fly Fishing Report

Updated 5/23/2024 It continues to be spring time in the Eastern Sierra. On Monday it was sunny and warm in the morning in the Owens Valley. Monday afternoon on the upper Owens River saw a spring storm role in with rain. In between the spring wind and rain storms the weather has been great. The streams are warming up which has the insects getting active. The trout are responding to the increase in insect activity and are feeding on the nymphs, emerging insects and the adults. There is just something fun about seeing a trout ascend from the depths of the river to engulf an insect off the surface of the stream.

How to Pet a Mule (or a burro or a horse)

How to Pet a Mule (or a burro or a horse)

Drive just about any backroad near Bishop, California during the winter months and you’ll see herds of horses and mules out in pasture. Drive that same backroad during the summer and those pastures are likely to be empty, raising the question, “Where did...
Summer Camps

Summer Camps

As the school year comes to an end, summer offers your children the freedom to explore their interests. While freedom is good, why not give them something to look forward to this season? Enroll them in one of the many summer camps for kids taking place in the Eastern Sierra. They’ll forge new friendships, boost their confidence, and most importantly, return home with cherished memories. And while they’re enjoying themselves, seize the day by indulging in some “me” time by exploring Bishop and its expansive outdoor playground.

A Backpackers Paradise – Bishop In All Its Splendor 

A Backpackers Paradise – Bishop In All Its Splendor 

If there’s a place on Earth that’s perfectly suited for backpacking, it’s the Eastern Sierra. The Sierra Nevada receives nearly 300 days of sunshine. Wonderfully pleasant temps in the summer as well as into fall. And on top of it all, you’ll find serene lakes with nary a person round. Eye popping granite peaks to take in. And an adventure you’ll remember for the rest of your life. No matter your age, fitness level, or experience, there’s a way for you to enjoy backpacking in Bishop on your own terms. Don’t miss out on exploring deeper into Bishop’s expansive wilderness this summer. 

Pedal Into A Bishop Gravel Ride

Pedal Into A Bishop Gravel Ride

Bishop is legendary for its road biking. The perfect basecamp for visitors and residents alike to get outside and ride pretty much year-round. You’ll also find that the roads are so lightly trafficked that you may not see another soul or encounter a traffic light or stop-sign for many miles. But if you really want to delve into the unknown, consider heading out on a gravel grinder. 

Manzanar Pilgrimage 

Manzanar Pilgrimage 

Every year on the last Saturday of April, individuals from all walks of life set off from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and various parts of the country to reach the Manzanar historical site, just south of the town of Bishop. This pilgrimage, now known as the Manzanar...
Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Angler Blake Jones was an icon of the Sierra

Imagine someone loading a mountain lion into a station wagon and taking it to a trade show, such as the Fred Hall Fishing Tackle Show.It would never happen today, of course, and not just because there are no more station wagons around.But that’s what Blake Jones did...
Eastsider Spotlight: Mike McDermott

Eastsider Spotlight: Mike McDermott

Michael McDermott; a Cerro Gordo of psych and skill behind the lens. This collaboration has infused two synergistic aspects of the project – photography quality and stylistic diversity, and involvement of local runners – with an infectious energy. Read on.

Welcome Tips

Welcome Tips

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome Tips To All Our Foreign Visitors 

Small Town, Big Characters

Small Town, Big Characters

Bishop stands out as one of the few towns left to strike a perfect balance between tight-knit community yet easy access to the great outdoors. With 99% of the land in Inyo County being publicly owned, this gives Bishop an expansive backyard that’s beyond imagination. Craig London, owner of the Rock Creek Pack Station, shares his deep affection for Bishop and why you should enjoy the simple things in life.  

Foodie Tour: Kick Start Your Bishop Adventures The Right Way

Foodie Tour: Kick Start Your Bishop Adventures The Right Way

Bishop’s backyard is a playground catering to everyone, from little tikes to those young at heart with a few more years under their belt. Whether you’re gearing up for a day of bouldering or planning a leisurely auto-tour, it’s a good idea to fuel up in the morning. If big breakfasts aren’t your thing, these coffee shops and bakeries are here to boost your mood and get those adventure juices flowing. Get set to kickstart your day with these invigorating options.

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!

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...

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