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Plan a long weekend getaway with our Bishop adventure blog, featuring outdoor escapes off the beaten path, where to stay, and where to eat.

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During the last century the major urban centers of the world were traditionally hubs for creativity where low-cost urban living and compact communities were places where artists could live inexpensively and create art. The lifestyle was such that artists could gather...

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6½ Reasons Why Bishop Rocks

I could list a thousand reasons why Bishop rocks. It’s stunningly beautiful. The mountains are majestic. The high desert is surreal. The climate is wonderful. There are scores of world-class outdoor activities to be enjoyed. The city is small and attractive. The...

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Local Lingo and Colloquialisms of the Eastern Sierra

The Eastern Sierra is a lovely and unique place. Like other lovely and unique places, it has a certain language of its own. There are words and names, phrases and pronunciations that are particular and perhaps even peculiar to our part of the world. Some things have a...

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Awesome Autumn Fishing in the Bishop Creek Canyon

Every September after Labor Day, a sense of stillness descends on the Bishop Creek Canyon.  The kids are back in school, the family vacationers have come and gone, and the hustle and bustle of the summertime gives way to the relative peace and quiet of fall. It is...

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The Season for Gold in Bishop

The Olympic Games have ended and will happen again in 2020, but here in the Eastern Sierra gold is far more easily attained and is awarded to us every year. When the air cools and summer turns to autumn the leaves begin to change color and an abundance of yellow,...

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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 the World....

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48 Hours of Adventure in Bishop

Rising to just over 4,000 feet in elevation, Bishop, California is a town of about 11,000 people nestled in a high desert valley, wedged between the High Sierra and the White Mountains. With nearby national parks and national forests, deserts and mountain peaks,...

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Half Way Between Heaven and Well … Heaven!

The National Park Service is 100 years old this year. President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill 100 years ago directing the Department of the Interior “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of...

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John Muir Trail – Hiking

Intro The John Muir Trail (JMT) is an American classic—211 miles that wind through some of the West’s (and the country’s) most beautiful mountain terrain—sequoia forests and granite mountaintops and deep canyons. The trail’s namesake, John Muir, is well-respected for...

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The Good, Better & Best of Trail Running

Photo credit: Mike McDermott Trail runners who know … know that Bishop, California is trail-running heaven. Now all of trail running world knows. Bishop was rated one of the 8 great top trail running mountain towns on the North American continent in the September...

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Finding Solitude – An Essential Guide

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir. The annals of history are full of the reminiscences of women and men who have sought and found solitude in the mountains. Many of these individuals also found inspiration there and much of our cultural heritage...

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Lake Sabrina – Hiking

Intro Lake Sabrina leads to several trails that reveal a series of alpine lakes in glacial basins and several 13,000-foot peaks along the way. High in the Sierra Nevadas not far from Bishop, California, hikers can embark on strenuous day hikes or multi-day backpacking...

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Independence Day in the Eastern Sierra

Celebrating Independence Day in the Eastern Sierra is a whole weekend full of fun. From Friday, July 1st to Monday, July 4th there are exciting activities available for the whole family. From the city of Independence to the town of Mammoth Lakes, with Bishop midway...

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Fun 4×4 Adventures near Bishop

The valley is wide, the mountains high, and exhilarating 4x4 adventures are almost limitless. The Inyo National Forest is home to some of the nation’s most spectacular alpine scenery. A legal system of roads and trails for motorized vehicles was designated here in...

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8 of the Best Hikes Near Bishop

Sandwiched between Death Valley and Yosemite National Park, the small town of Bishop, California, is packed full of wilderness adventure. Home to what some argue is the purest and most-inspiring wilderness in America, residents and visitors to Bishop have countless...

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Field Guide to Aquatic Stream Insects of the Sierra Nevada

… and why they’re so important! June in the Eastern Sierra is “take a kid or friend fishing” month. Our big backyard is the perfect place to teach your youngsters and friends about fishing. Besides the fresh mountain air, wide open spaces, crystal clear streams and...

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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...

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All the Ins & Outs of Camping in Bishop Creek Canyon

It’s not a secret, but it certainly is a best-kept area - especially for camping. Bishop Creek Canyon is a large area of about 30 square miles where the North, Middle, and South Forks of Bishop Creek drain down toward the Owens Valley. At the head of each fork is a...

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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 beloved...

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A Few Fun Ways to Celebrate Fishmas – besides Fishing!

Fishmas is fabulous! We know you love fishing in the Eastern Sierra. So do we. We also know that we love to do lots of other fun, fantastic things out here and perhaps you do too. If you’re a member of a fishing family, but you don’t fish, or you find that you need a...

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6 Super Spots to See Wildflowers near Bishop

The Eastside has had a much wetter winter than previous years, during which time we too suffered from the widespread drought that affected much of California and the western US. The accumulation of snow at the higher elevations on both the Sierra Nevada and White...

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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 water,...

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Looking for fall color right now? Check out these photos from Horton Lakes Trail taken this last weekend - right outside of Bishop!The colors on the Horton Lakes Trail were so amazing this weekend, we had trouble selecting the best photos. Here are a handful. While the colors were post-peak at the highest elevations, they were perfect at the mid elevations (below 10,000 ft). ... See MoreSee Less

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Rock Creek Lakes Resort is closing for the season. Be sure to check ahead at some of your seasonal favorites as winter nears - hours change and some resorts close. There’s still plenty of good high country weather - you’ll just have to pack your own lunch!It’s our last day of the season!!We are serving breakfast and lunch 8 AM-3 PM. The store will be closing at 5 PM tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're sharing this missing person's alert from the Mono County Sheriff's Office - please call 911 if you have anything to report.Please share this Missing Person flyer. Help us find Karlie. ... See MoreSee Less

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