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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.

A Recap of the 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival and What It Means for Female Climbers

A Look at the 2016 Flash Foxy Women’s 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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We've been getting some inquiries about where you might find a hot meal on Christmas Day - and we've queried the local restaurants. As best we know, these are the establishments that will be serving on Christmas - if you know of any others, please let us know! ... See MoreSee Less

Weve been getting some inquiries about where you might find a hot meal on Christmas Day - and weve queried the local restaurants. As best we know, these are the establishments that will be serving on Christmas - if you know of any others, please let us know!

 

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(to be sung) - "Have yourself - a Denny's little Christmas ...... KFC's divine ....... From now on your hunger will be quenched in time ......... Have yourself - a Denny's little Christmas ...... Have a Subway day ....... Or McDonalds there you can go eat and play ....... Here we are - Perry's Italian Cafe ....... Share a pizza day - with your ........ Faithful friends - split the bill with us ....... Share the meal with us - once more ............ El Ranchito and El Pollo Loco ...... they both start with "El" ......... Shinning Star from Carl's will be lit as well ....... So have yourself - A Very Merry Christmas Meal ....."

Thai & Chinese restaurants are always open on American Holidays....life savers when you work in catering!

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7 days ago

Love these historic photos from Tales Along El Camino Sierra.Two great photos from the tallest peak in the lower 48. 1-Visitors enjoying trip to the Alabama Hills with majestic Mt. Whitney looming behind them. Photo 2-A group on horseback back when horses were allowed to go all the way to the summit. This Frasher photo postcard is from the 1930s. ... See MoreSee Less

Love these historic photos from Tales Along El Camino Sierra.

 

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We miss the inyo county! So much to see and experience!

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We really like this concept - why limit yourself to just summer vacations? Bishop is a great destination year-round! Thanks for the shout-out, Visit USA Parks .Let's dismiss the idea of a "summer vacation", shall we? How about a "winter vacation"?! Bishop, California has so much to offer the off-season traveler: from great outdoor recreation, mild weather, unique shops and restaurants, and interesting attractions. Visit Bishop in the off-season and enjoy an inexpensive vacation, away from the crowds and packed with great experiences! #visitbishop #ThisIsMyRoute #VisitUSAParks ... See MoreSee Less

We really like this concept - why limit yourself to just summer vacations? Bishop is a great destination year-round! Thanks for the shout-out, Visit USA Parks .

 

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Having lived there for 10 years, totally agree! So much to do and explore!

I'm thinking of getting away in Bishop starting Christmas Day (Creekside Inn, of course!) but wondering what restaurants would be open Christmas Day in Bishop.

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