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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...
Super Spring Hikes around Bishop

Super Spring Hikes around Bishop

A springtime hike in the Owens Valley is pure joy. Daytime temperatures are pleasantly warm and the hours of daylight increase with each day. The trees and bushes are blossoming and wildflowers can be seen in the fields and alongside streams. There is a sense of...
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...
Community Theatre in Bishop presents Chicago

Community Theatre in Bishop presents Chicago

Tonight … the curtain goes up on Bishop’s community theatre production of the Broadway hit ‘Chicago’. There is a palpable energy in this little Eastern Sierra mountain town in anticipation of this year’s Playhouse 395 show. Community theatre and the arts in general...
Death Valley Wildflower Phenomena Brought to you by El Niño

Death Valley Wildflower Phenomena Brought to you by El Niño

Superbloom. The latest Marvel Comic character? A new plant food additive? No, it’s the fabulous Death Valley wildflower phenomena brought to you by El Niño. It turns out the desert has a sweet spot. It’s just the right amount of rain, sunshine, and low...
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...
Winter Motorcycle Rides: On-road. Off-road.

Winter Motorcycle Rides: On-road. Off-road.

Ride the White Mountains on your motorcycle! The Eastern Sierra is well known for its mountains and wonderful outdoor adventure activities. Many of these are human powered activities such as: hiking, climbing, cycling, kayaking, fishing, paragliding, skiing and … the...
4 Fabulous Photography Features

4 Fabulous Photography Features

Photography is a passion for many in the Eastern Sierra For those who live here or visit regularly photography is often a daily activity. Sometimes it’s just a momentary opportunity to snap a quick image. Other times it’s a commitment to time and place to capture a...
Road Trip: The Land of Est!

Road Trip: The Land of Est!

This is the land of est … the highest, the lowest, the largest, the saddest, the oldest, the greatest, the longest and perhaps other ests you may discover for yourself along the way. US Highway 395 from Lone Pine to Bishop – 60 miles US Highway 395 runs for 557 miles...
Bishop Motocross Series Races

Bishop Motocross Series Races

Gates open at 7am. Race entry fee $40 for first class and $20 for second class. Located at Tri-County Fairgrounds Find out more!
5 Free Winter Activities in Bishop

5 Free Winter Activities in Bishop

Bishop, a 40-minute drive south of Mammoth Lakes and 4,000 feet lower in elevation, is truly the heart of the Eastern Sierra. The town has charm and grace, the community is hospitable and friendly, and the landscape is … well … spectacular! Bishop and surrounds have...
Falling in Love with Fall

Falling in Love with Fall

When I tell folks that I love summers in Bishop, which tend to run into 100+ degrees on an average summer day, most think that perhaps the heat has addled my brain. Not so. I was conditioned to love summer, but now what I’ve learned to love even more is fall!

Tule Elk

Tule Elk

Tule Elk A hulking and magnificent animal in its own right, approximately 400 – 500 Tule Elk roam the Owens Valley area, mostly between Lone Pine and Bishop.  This subspecies (Cervus canadensis ssp. nannodes) of elk is not native to the East Sierra but is actually...
Be Bear Aware

Be Bear Aware

BEAR AWARENESS Reduce the risk of close encounters with bears: Let Someone Know: where you are going and when you plan to return. Keep Children Close: to you and within your immediate sight at all times. Avoid damage to your vehicle by NOT leaving any foods, drinks,...
Round Valley Mule Deer

Round Valley Mule Deer

Mule Deer Comprising one of the highest numbers of mega fauna (large wildlife) species in the Eastern Sierra, Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) can be found in numerous herds throughout Inyo and Mono Counties.  Look for their white rumps, black tipped tails and...

I-Main Street Free Wifi

Bishop has free wifi

Stay connected while in downtown Bishop with free WiFi available on Main Street and in Bishop City Park. Thanks ICSOS & City of Bishop!