Eastern Sierra Excursions Bishop: a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and photographers

Whether you’re a leaf peeper, a hiker, biker, climber, fisherperson or someone seeking solitude, escaping for a multi-day adventure with just you and your backpack. It’s a small town with modern amenities including free Wi-Fi downtown. Lodging ranging from quite luxurious to clean and quaint as well as public and private campgrounds are abundant.

Bishop has been described as “California’s Hidden Treasure.” Located 4 hours from any major city, it is worth the trip. The rural isolation is part of the charm and reason that folks return to visit year after year.

Bishop Creek Canyon is a place not to be missed. This short 15 minute journey west of Bishop on US Highway 168 (West Line Street) will take you well into the rugged high country. Bishop Creek Canyon is one of the most spectacular places for fall colors in California – if not the country. At the head of each fork is a large lake, North Lake, Lake Sabrina at middle, and South Lake, as well as an extensive system of trails. The views at each lake basin are mesmerizing for the sheer magnitude of the surrounding crags and the swaths of brilliant color that appear to flow out of the rock toward the deep blue water like lava.

March 17, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Blake Jones Trout Derby – one of the state’s largest single day derbies!  Ten thousand dollars in prizes and it’s a blind bogey, so everyone has equal chance of taking home fishing equipment, float tubes, gift certificates & cash. This is an experience not to be missed!

Actually, the very best place to start your Eastern Sierra excursion is at the Bishop Visitor Center at 690 N. Main St. in Bishop. Come in for free maps and brochures and chat with the friendly, knowledgeable staff, or call ahead (760) 873-8405. Visit online at www.bishopvisitor.com

The clean, clear, cool night air, the brilliant stars and beauty of the Eastern Sierra await you.