Bishop California is a small town nestled between the Sierra Nevada and White Mountain Ranges. You can’t miss it because Route 395 slithers its way right through the middle of it. I-395 starts in Hesperia CA and ends at a spot just over the Canadian border. It is a drive that I highly recommend. This documentation only covers the California portion of the highway and the glorious journey through the town of Bishop. I took hundreds of pictures on the highways, back roads and scenic overlooks surrounding Bishop. It is a photographer’s dream location.
Not only is the scenery spectacular but if you are an active person who loves the great outdoors, this is a paradise for you. Fishing, camping, hiking, cross country skiing, golfing, kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking and mountain climbing are right outside your front door. Some of the best downhill skiing in California is right up the road at Mammoth Mountain. Mt Whitney, the tallest peak in the 48 US states is nearby as well. Mountain climbers from countries around the globe love the challenge that Whitney poses. The Bristlecone Pine Forest is about a 30 minute ride into the White Mountains. These trees are the oldest living organisms in the world.
Below is what a minor water leak can do during the winter, LOL. Not sure if you can see it but a fine mist isspewing upward just left of the pipe located on the right side of the picture.
Memorial Day weekend brings the Mule Days Festival. This year is the 49th annual event. There is also a food festival sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce that is very inexpensive and offer delicacies from local restaurants.
The pictures below were taken from the Sierra View Overlook in the Bristlecone Pine Forest. This is one of the best views in the area.
For more information about the Bishop, CA area, click on the links below.