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About the Author: Vickie

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Since taking a chance summer job in 1980, I've lived in and loved the eastern Sierra. Sometimes home is a place you've never been before, and that is how I felt driving north into Inyo and Mono Counties so many years ago. It really doesn't matter the activity; fishing, hiking, skiing, riding my horse or mountain biking, I love the clean air, the cobalt blue sky, the constantly changing weather. Welcome! I'm happy to share a little piece of this place with you.

Bishop Visitor Blog Posts by Vickie:

Hiking with dogs in the Eastern Sierra

Hiking with dogs in the Eastern Sierra

One of the best things about living in and visiting the eastern Sierra are the thousands of acres of public land available for recreating. These mountains, valleys, and tablelands allow us incredible freedom in the ways we can visit them, including bringing our dogs...
Winter Fly Fishing – the lower Owens River

Winter Fly Fishing – the lower Owens River

November 15 is a sad day in the life of an Eastern Sierra trout angler. It is the last day of the general fishing season. Fortunately, there are a handful of special regulated waters that offer winter fishing opportunities in the off season. They’re the West and East...
Whip it, Strip it, Fly it, Tie it.

Whip it, Strip it, Fly it, Tie it.

How could I resist? Scrolling down the list of workshops, clinics and seminars for the Southwest Council of International Fly Fishers annual Fly Fishing Faire last October, the name of one clinic stopped me in my tracks. A whole day of fly fishing for women, by women,...
Bishop is a dog-friendly destination

Bishop is a dog-friendly destination

One of the best parts of being in the travel and tourism industry is getting introduced to great travel writers and photographers. We’ve been inspired by many, and recently were lucky enough to run across Katherine and Romeo Belarmino’s travel blog, Travel...
Night Photography: Beautiful Bishop After Dark

Night Photography: Beautiful Bishop After Dark

It is with great pleasure we offer you this guest post (with a link to the entire blog post and more photos) by Katherine Belarmino. Katherine and Romeo Belarmino are the authors of Travel the World, a travel blog for the everyday working stiff. They work full-time in...
5 Things to Know About Bishop Mule Days

5 Things to Know About Bishop Mule Days

Bishop Mule Days is right around the corner We’ve got some tips for navigating the biggest, brightest and best Mule Show in the country. Grab your boots and come on in. Number 1. Go Early, Go Often Mule Days stretches over almost a week, and many of the most...
Strategies for Wildlife Living in the Desert

Strategies for Wildlife Living in the Desert

Guest Post by Tom & Jo Heindel Deserts occur worldwide and all the wildlife that lives in these deserts faces similar challenges. Basically, deserts are areas with little rain, high evaporation rates, hot and windy summers, cold and windy winters, little open...
Women’s Climbing Fest 2016

Women’s Climbing Fest 2016

The first Flash Foxy Climbing Festival was a three day event that brought together and celebrated the growing community of women climbers. The festival not only reached veteran female climbers but also provided a safe space for beginner climbers to learn more about...
Finding Winter Wildlife in Bishop’s Backyard

Finding Winter Wildlife in Bishop’s Backyard

On a recent trip during President’s Day Weekend, our outdoor touring group spotted about ten deer just outside the small village of Rovana.  Feeding on nearby plants, these docile mammals allowed us to get within a few yards of them while we snapped away on...
White Pelican Migration in the Eastern Sierra

White Pelican Migration in the Eastern Sierra

Many locations have spectacular wildlife observation opportunities and the Eastern Sierra can claim one of them. If one wants an awe inspiring experience with Sandhill Cranes, a winter trip to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, will not...
Yoga in Bishop: Not Just Backbends

Yoga in Bishop: Not Just Backbends

Not too long ago yoga classes were offered in big cities and urban areas but in small towns it was hard to find. Not so anymore. Yoga is so much a part of daily life for many that even a little town like Bishop has not one, or two, but four options for getting your...
Motor Touring Round Valley

Motor Touring Round Valley

Read on for a motor tour of the Round Valley, Bishop area you can easily do in the morning or an afternoon. We recommend stopping by one of our friendly coffee houses for you favorite beverage before heading out on this pleasant loop, and it never hurts to throw a pair of sturdy shoes in the car in case you decide to explore a little more on foot.