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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...
Bishop Fly Fishing Report

Bishop Fly Fishing Report

Updated 4/10/2024 Spring in the Eastern Sierra is a lot of cold windy days with a few sunny windless days sprinkled in. Fly fishers need to take advantage of the warm windless day if they can. A big wind is expected to blow through right before the weekend. Dirt roads in the Long Valley area are drying out after the storms. Fly fishers should drive with caution as there are a few mud puddles that could cause you to get stuck. Getting stuck can ruin a day’s fly fishing. Hatches of mayflies, caddis flies and midges are feeding the trout. While there is some good dry fly activity most of the trout are feeding on the nymphs. Traditional opening weekend is three weeks away.

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 

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.

Sierra Wave

Sierra Wave

California’s heartbeat is intertwined with the Pacific Ocean. From its iconic surf culture to its climate, it weaves itself into everything. Despite Bishop and the Eastern Sierra being hundreds of miles from the coast, it too is affected by it. And you’ll see it in its weather and seasons including the “Sierra Wave.”

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.

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...
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...
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.

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.

Giddy Up To Adventure – Horseback Riding In The Sierra

Giddy Up To Adventure – Horseback Riding In The Sierra

Horseback riding in Bishop and its big backyard isn’t just a hobby. It’s a tradition. To this day, the only way to access many parts of the rugged Eastern Sierra is by foot or horseback. That’s why Bishop has earned the moniker the “Mule Capital of the World.” While...
Eastern Sierra Roads, Access & Recreation Updates 

Eastern Sierra Roads, Access & Recreation Updates 

This tutorial saves you time and makes life easier by providing up to date access and road information to guests planning to visit the area in the next several months.  Guests who are “in the know” get their info through this comprehensive feature.  It contains digital links in one central location to authoritative agencies and locals who monitor and manage local travel and recreation features. 

Self-Guided Tour

Self-Guided Tour

Regardless if you’re an adrenaline junkie, a history buff, or just a nature lover, Bishop and the Eastern Sierra has something for you. Take yourselves on this journey of E.S.T. – the highest, lowest, hottest, oldest, saltiest, rockiest, earliest, purest, strangest, loneliest, and wildest 555-Mile Road Trip of the Eastern Sierra.

How to Tie Fishing Knots: 10 Easy Knots to Get You Started

How to Tie Fishing Knots: 10 Easy Knots to Get You Started

Fishing knots are created and used everyday by many anglers worldwide. There is a variety of fishing knots, each has a different role, from attaching a line to a hook or swivel, attaching a line to a lure, to connecting and joining lines. If you have the right fishing...
Bishop, California Has the Full Vacation Spectrum 

Bishop, California Has the Full Vacation Spectrum 

From the peak of Mount Whitney to the depths of Death Valley—that’s how many options there are for things to do near Bishop, California. If that’s a bit extreme, here are a few more ideas: birding and fishing, cool rocks and hot springs, 4-wheel drive and all-star skies. Written by Visit USA Parks. Story also available in French and German.

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