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You never forget your first time.

Your first time in Bishop, California.

Perhaps you were here as a child and have fleeting, but sweet memories of fishing with a parent. Now you’re all grown up you should come back to relive some of that sweetness and experience all there is to see and do here.

Perhaps you just cruise through this lovely little town on your way north or south along US Highway 395 and think momentarily, “I wonder what Bishop is like?” Well, we’re going to tell you what you’re missing. Stop, stay, and wonder no more.

Maybe you’ve heard about the Eastern Sierra where the fishing, rock-climbing, hiking, paragliding, trail running, sight seeing and – oh, just so much more – is world class.

We call it the “small town with a big backyard” for a very good reason. Come for an experience you will never forget. Pack these postcards with terrific travel tips for your first time visit to Bishop and the Eastern Sierra. We guarantee you’ll be back – often!

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About the Author: Gigi de Jong

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Gigi is “crazy mad in love with Bishop.” Since moving here in 2006 she has made it her mission to participate in as many of the outdoor activities as possible. She learned to snowboard, improved upon her very average climbing skills, took long hikes, has driven up and down innumerable mountain roads and 4x4 tracks, cycled and occasionally tumbled down mountain bike trails, taken to the roads on a bicycle or motorcycle – sometimes for fun and sometimes to commute, and successfully completed her first attempt at a triathlon. She spent 10 months touring the western US and Canada on a bicycle and after 4,000 plus miles returned to Bishop – for the beauty of the place and the spirit of the community. “My soul belongs here,” she says.

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12 hours ago

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YARTS for free next Saturday! Great time to visit Yosemite. Take ESTA to Mammoth Lakes, and catch the YARTS bus to the valley.GOOD MORNING YOSEMITE TRAVELERS....

Mark your calendars, because FREE YARTS to YOSEMITE is happening on Saturday, August 25th!

Now that the park has reopened, what better way to enjoy it than with a ride on YARTS.... for FREE?

From Sonora, Merced, Mammoth Lakes and Fresno, let YARTS get you to Yosemite to begin your adventure.

No reservations or tickets will be accepted and boarding is based on first-come, first served. We recommend that you arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled departure times and wait in line for a seat. Please make note of the dro-off and pickup locations inY osemite Valley. Those are the only locations that YARTS will stop at. Our schedules are online at www.yarts.com

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Your BEST Yosemite Experience STARTS on YARTS!
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1 day ago

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So fun! New this year at the Tri-County Fair; just a few weeks away!Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is August 30-Sept 2! BUG OLOGY is new this year!

Make sure you get your tickets early to save $
Daily specials on Fair Admission.
Thursday- Canned Food Drive- bring 2 canned goods and receive Free Fair Admission.
Friday- Sports Jersey - wear your favorite Sports Jersey and receive Free Fair Admission.
Saturday- kids day- all kids 12& under receive Free Fair Admission!

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4 days ago

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Great opportunity to get involved in the care of our local waterways - lend a hand on September 15th for the Great Sierra River Cleanup! You can RSVP with Ryan at Save the date for 2018’s Great Sierra River Cleanup on Saturday, September 15th at 9am! Our partners at the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the Sierra Club, and Eastern Sierra Land Trust are leading the charge this year to clean up our rivers. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Ryan with Eastern Sierra Land Trust at or (760) 873-4554. ... See MoreSee Less

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