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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 all that climbing has to offer women. Participants of all climbing experience levels were welcomed – including no experience at all. The festival was a great opportunity to try out rockclimbing in a safe and supportive environment.

For three sun-filled days in February, climbers gathered to check out gear, techniques, yoga, demonstrations, and oh yes, to climb! Evening events included dinners, slideshows, films, and of course, a party or two. Local guides offered workshops, local yoga studios led morning yoga sessions, and local businesses hosted evening events. A raffle benefited advocacy partners and offered great prizes, and a panel discussion hosted a lively conversation about women in climbing.

We feel like there’s no better way to sum up the Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival that from the words of the climbers themselves, so please check out some of the lively and fascinating blog posts linked below.

http://mojagear.com/journal/2016/02/25/a-recap-of-the-2016-flash-foxy-womens-climbing-festival-and-what-it-means-for-female-climbers/

http://mojagear.com/interview/2016/01/27/a-look-at-the-2016-flash-foxy-womens-climbing-festival-a-celebration-of-female-climbers/

The 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival

And for even more, check out the links on the Flash Foxy website:

https://flashfoxy.com/wcf/faq/

We hope this is only the first time Flash Foxy will host this great event in the Bishop area, and we thank the awesome team of organizers for teaching the participants how to care for the land, respect the sport of climbing and contributing to local organizations that make it their mission to care for the world-class climbing areas in the eastern Sierra.

If you want to learn to climb, please contact one of our local guide services in town – from mountaineering to bouldering there is something for everyone. Sierra Mountain Guides, Sierra Mountain Center and Sierra Mountaineering are three based out of Bishop to call.

To see how the 2017 second Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival went, check out the video below.

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3 days ago

Happy Friday! It doesn’t get much nicer than this. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
❤️ Bishop

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Happy Friday! It doesn’t get much nicer than this. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. 
❤️ Bishop 

#visitbishop #RecreateResponsibly #whitemountains #canalwalk

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My dream for retirement!

What a beautiful spot! I just love that town...💐

Wish I was there's now...

Thanks for sharing this!! So beautiful 😍

just got home from spending four days there

So beautiful and amazing picture thanks for sharing 🙂🙂❤❤

Beautiful.

See you next week bishop 🤗🤗

Pretty picture!

where is this? Mill Pond?

see you next week.

Buckley ponds?

How much snow does bishop have in winter time?

Beautiful

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4 days ago

Laaaaaabor Day Weekend plans? How about the fair?Oh hey there! 👋 Happy days from a friendly local 🐐 - Looking forward to more interaction with humans. Hope to see you at the Fair! Laaaaabor Day Weekend.

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Laaaaaabor Day Weekend plans? How about the fair?

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Wish I could be there! 🤗💞good times

Labor day? Go home goat, you're drunk.

Christina Flores-Hinojosa

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5 days ago

Who’s been up here? The trailhead and campground are clear of snow, the aspen are preparing to grow leaves, and it is BEAUTIFUL!! 🍃😍
(The trail undoubtedly has snow on it, so please be prepared and be EXTREMELY cautious crossing streams this time of the year!)

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Who’s been up here? The trailhead and campground are clear of snow, the aspen are preparing to grow leaves, and it is BEAUTIFUL!! 🍃😍 
(The trail undoubtedly has snow on it, so please be prepared and be EXTREMELY cautious crossing streams this time of the year!)

📷 by Betsy Forsyth
#visitbishop #RecreateResponsibly #mindfultraveler

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Yay. Me, me but, oh yeah, not for 45 years.

Yes I’ve been there!

2003, I did this loop, Lamarck Lakes to Evolution Valley to Piute Lake to Trailhead.

Hike to Lamark lake is lagit, straight up the mountain, takes about 3 hours

About 54 years ago. 🙂

I’ve been there years ago

Sara Kvaas

Ben to Paiute pass and beyond many times, no bears there!

Been going to Bishop for years on are way now to Mule Days

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6 days ago

Thank you to the Fairgrounds!!Let's give it up for our local Fairgrounds to step into a summer full of safe outdoor fun; featuring more space for RV and tent camping, plus big events like Mule Days, California High School Rodeo, a Drive-In and Tailgate Concert series - all at the Tri County Fairgrounds, in Bishop! They're planning for a bigger and better year, bigger stage, better sound, bigger acts, and better seats! 🎥🍿--

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Thank you to the Fairgrounds!!

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Be there soon

That sounds so fun.

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7 days ago

Look at this sweet foal that was born yesterday!! 😍 Quite a Mother’s Day gift!

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Look at this sweet foal that was born yesterday!! 😍 Quite a Mother’s Day gift! 

Photo by Julie Faber
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How cute!

Awww. Congratulations momma

Hi sweet baby.❤️

Sweet baby horse.

Aww adorable

Truly beautiful ....well done Mummy ❤

Beautiful!!!

Beautiful horses!

Que belleza 😊 me encanta todo lo que tenga que ver con los caballos, lindo y hermoso día

Beautiful

Sara Kvaas ... not sure if you follow this page, given how we love Aspendell!

💞

Sweetheart.

So pretty.

So cute

Ohhhh cute!

Awww 🥰

❤️🐎❤️❗️

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