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Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

7:30am, Stars over Mono Lake.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

8:00am, Stars over Mono Lake.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

8:30am, Stars over Mono Lake.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Activities

10:00am &  6:00pm, South Tufa Walk.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

8:00am Mono Lake Bird Walk, 10:00am & 1:00pm & 6:00pm, South Tufa Walk, 10:00am, Panum Crater Walk.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

8:00am Lundy Canyon Bird Walk, 10:00am & 1:00pm & 6:00pm, South Tufa Walk, 10:00am, Panum Crater Walk.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.

Mono Basin Summer Interpretive Walks

8am Mono Lake Bird Walk.  10am Lundy Canyon Walk.  10am & 6pm South Tufa Walk.  Join naturalists to learn about the unique features of Mono Lake.  For more information, contact Mono Lake Committee (760)647-6595.
Summertime Fun in a Wintertime Wonderland

Summertime Fun in a Wintertime Wonderland

Oh yeah, it’s cold out there. Snow has fallen. Ski season has started. You’ve packed your bags and you’re all geared up for a winter experience. But have you considered that you could experience a little summer with your winter? No. Well consider this … you can! Right...

Bishop Summer Kickoff Party

Come down to the 3rd Annual Bishop Summer Kickoff Party at the Bishop City Park!! There will be live music, food trucks, dance, crafts, games and activities for kids and adults. Win prizes! There is even a frozen T-shirt contest!! WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd TIME: 11am...
Postponed Until Summer – Blake Jones Trout Derby

Postponed Until Summer – Blake Jones Trout Derby

Postponed Until Summer Save the date! You won’t want to miss this Covid Friendly Eastern Sierra tradition. Pleasant Valley Reservoir and the Owens River will be well stocked and anglers will compete for $10K in cash and prizes.

Up and Down California in 1860-1864

Up and Down California in 1860-1864

The Sierra Nevada catches all the rains and clouds from the west—to the east are deserts—so, of course, this valley sees but little rain, but where streams come down from the Sierra they spread out and great meadows of green grass occur. Tens of thousands of the starving cattle of the state have been driven in here this year, and there is feed for twice as many more. Yet these meadows comprise not over one-tenth of the valley—the rest is desert. At the base of the mountains, on either side, the land slopes gradually up as if to meet them. This slope is desert, sand, covered with boulders, and supporting a growth of desert shrub

Dispatch from a Clear Day

Dispatch from a Clear Day

Read local writer, Kendra Atleework’s recent writing about living in 2020 in the Eastern Sierra, where smoke and COVID-19 bring challenges, but also inspiration.

History of Owens Valley

Hidden Pioneer History of the Owens Valley Hidden Pioneer History of the Owens Valley By Joe Pollini – Bishop Chamber of Commerce So you want to experience the early pioneer life of the Owens Valley?  Want to fascinate yourself with unique characters, stories and...

“Grease” Drive-In Movie Night

Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad...

Big Pine Creek

Big Pine Creek North Fork of Big Pine Creek You’ve arrived. Well done! This page will guide you on when, where, and how to see the last glacier in California. Following the north fork of Big Pine Creek, a runner’s ideal trail steadily climbs through pine and birch...

Inyo SAR Mountain Safety Info

Inyo County Search and Rescue team launches STOP campaign to promote 4 principles of safer backcountry adventures. With the start of what is sure to be a busy summer after months of Coronavirus lockdown, the STOP campaign was created to partner with visitors by...
Natural History

Natural History

Natural History Natural History of the Eastern Sierra “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” ~ Vincent van Gogh. Welcome to our Natural History page, where you can take a quick virtual visit to the many intriguing places in our beautiful big...
The 5th Season

The 5th Season

Somewhere in a season or on the cusp between two seasons is that special moment in time that stirs weather patterns deep inside and fulfills your inner awe. It is unique to you. In Bishop, we call it the 5th Season. Take a virtual tour through pages of unique adventures and find a trail, or stream, a waterfall, a vista, or a road to ride that takes you to the essence of you.