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Take A Hike, off the Beatin’ path!

The state of California is beginning to reopen, and Camp-California is excited to help you get outdoors and get exploring! As some places remain closed, now is the time to explore something and somewhere new. Visit new places and make new memories.

Camping, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities offer the ability to self-isolate, social distance, and get outdoors. Outdoor activities, whether it be exercise or recreation, are proven to reduce stress and anxiety levels and can be very refreshing for the soul.

Who has the right of way?

Trail hierarchy is typically horses* first, followed by hikers, followed by bikers. Always be aware of what other travelers are allowed on a trail so you know who and what to watch out for!

Yield to Uphill Traffic
Since traveling uphill is far more difficult than downhill, people traveling uphill should always be given the right of way. Of course, some uphill hikers may use downhill traffic as an opportunity to rest and will notify you to keep moving if this is the case.

Stay to the Right, Pass on the Left
Think of the trail like a road. If you are passing someone, a polite “On your left!” or “Hello, we’re going to pass on your left.”

Tech on the Trail
Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially when checking your phone or device. Whether you’re stopping to change a song, respond to a text, or take a picture, be sure you aren’t holding up others on the trail.

Practice Social Distancing, share the road
When hitting the trails with friends, you may need to social distance within your group. Be sure to share the road with others.

Leave No Trace
Littering is prohibited and the best trail practices state if you bring it in, take it out with you.

Be Friendly, Courteous and Have Fun
Be respectful to all other around you and follow the trail etiquette tips. A friendly “Hello” or even just a smile and wave goes a long way out on the trails and helps create a positive environment for all!

What type of Trail Traveler are you?

Bike Trails

  • Ride on the right, pass on the left
  • Speed is 15 mph
  • Slow down and prepare to stop when others are around
  • Make noise well before passing
  • Look around, signal before passing or stopping

Walking & Hiking Trails

  • Practice social distancing, do not take up the whole trail
  • Be aware of cyclists and horses
  • Yield to horses
  • If going downhill, yield to hikers coming up
  • Practice proper leashed pet etiquette
  • Keep voice and or music down

Horse Trails

Stay on trails to minimize impact

  • Leave all gates the way you found them, open or closed
  • Select rest stops that will not impede other traffic
  • Tie your horse up properly if leaving

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2 days ago

If only these ancient trees could talk...#BristleconePine
Beautiful shot @richmophoto.jpg
#KeepInyoOpen #WashCoverDistance
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If only these ancient trees could talk...#BristleconePine
Beautiful shot @richmophoto.jpg
#KeepInyoOpen #WashCoverDistance

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Looove the Bristlecone Pine Grove. I visited it several times and I'm awed by these magnificent trees each time. They are the oldest living organisms on earth! ❤

What an amazing experience it is to walk among those ancient beauties!

We’ve seen these ancients and it really takes you away...

I have been there and falled in loved 🥰 Those trees are magical. I love Bishop 😍

Thanks for the picture. My favorite tree for sure. I even have the Tee shirt. Love walking in that grove. Stay well, until I get back there again. <3

Amazing to walk amongst these ancient trees.

They Do:sayin Dont Move Around So Much and STICK Around Awhile:)

Looks like wizard of oz lol

Bristlecone pine.

The oldest of these magnificent trees have seen more than a million sunrises. They were alive when your 200th great grandparents were.

Guard them! Crazy times!

Special area. It was a honor to walk amongst these ancients.

An amazing place to visit

Went there it’s amazing

Maybe we wouldn’t want to hear what they would have to say.

You are speaking to my Soul now Bishop💜😷🐈😘

What would they tell us?

Knotted Tales🌲🌲

Amazing view

I will take you there Madison Hope-Hokulani Buffington’s. This is what I have been telling you about.

Fantastic.

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3 days ago

Lake Sabrina has been BEAUTIFUL these past few days. Blue skies and amazing temperatures. Please remember to travel safely and do your part to protect yourself and our community!!
#KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen
Thank you, @angelicalinder_ for the photo!!
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Lake Sabrina has been BEAUTIFUL these past few days. Blue skies and amazing temperatures. Please remember to travel safely and do your part to protect yourself and our community!!
#KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen
Thank you, @angelicalinder_ for the photo!!

Comment on Facebook Lake Sabrina has ...

Andy Harris...let's go!

Looks great

Where is Lake Sabrina located? I've never been there.

Wish I could go

David Dietz I got to go here

Have you ever fished Cardinal Pond just below Sabrina? It is post card beautiful. My teenaged gradaughter said long ago, if I ever become a writer I'm coming here to write.

Beautiful

now that's the best place all around..beats traveling miles and miles its in our backyard and its gorgeous.....this is 19 miles up from Bishop, Abouit a 5 hr drive...

Beautiful place👍

Liz Benitez Grizelda Grizelda 😍

Wonderful place to spend a weekend

Gorgeous!

So beautiful

Beautiful

So beautiful thanks for sharing ❤❤😊😊

Gorgeous.

Madison Hope-Hokulani Buffington this is one of the places I want to take you to.

Wear is that place at

Bishop is an amazing place! So beautiful year round! Love it!

Used to go at least four different weekends a year. Beautiful place.

Always been so pretty. I miss all the lakes around Bishop.

Live the lake one if my favorites . Went there in October one year brave kids In a small trailer . Freezing but so fun..

Love this place!

Ano ano ang mga nahuhuli diyan.may tilapia din diyan

We went out fishing to different lakes since Saturday, but we didn't go to sabrina. 🎣🐟

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4 days ago

Who loves to get up where the oxygen is thin??!! Mt. Langley is one of the many 14,000' peaks here in our backyard. If you are coming this way, make sure to check out the current guidelines and state regulations. www.bishopvisitor.com/covid/
#KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen
Thanks, @wanderlena82 for this awesome shot!
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Who loves to get up where the oxygen is thin??!! Mt. Langley is one of the many 14,000 peaks here in our backyard. If you are coming this way, make sure to check out the current guidelines and state regulations. https://www.bishopvisitor.com/covid/
#KeepBishopOpen #KeepInyoOpen 
Thanks, @wanderlena82 for this awesome shot!

Comment on Facebook Who loves to get up ...

I went up to 12,500 at Ski Apache in Ruidoso, N.M. My head nearly exploded.

Yep. I feel so amazing in high altitudes.

Very well done. I’ve never been over 12,000 and that just about ended me.

How come females look so good after bagging a peak, but guys look tuckered out?

Why cant we post pics on this site anymore?

Been there a couple of times. Better than Whitney

Always head up to Whites Mountain for Ancient Bristol Cone Forest.

Congratulations!

BEAUTIFUL

I like those kinds of places. You can get a natural high. I think I've been there before. Hope to get back there soon. <3

Awesome

Been up there.

Badassery

Great photo! Looking great @ 14k+ ❤️

Definitely has a great view

Just amazing!

...would have done it 40 years ago

Love Bishop👍

Mammoth parade starts at 11:00

My friend Jack McBroom from Hemet climbed the highest 14 peaks on California in about four and a half days. Not sure that is still the record but I know it was for awhile. Sports Illustrated did an article about him.

Hayden Pester adding this to our list

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