The big news in Bishop these days is all about infrastructure. The city of Bishop was given a grant from the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools to put in a free wi-fi zone.
“Magnifique!”, “Wunderbar!”, “Splendido!”, “Awesome!” are frequent superlatives international and American tourists utter when visiting scenic Bishop in summer.
Hard working mules, gorgeous and athletic show mules, driving and freighting mules – not what most people outside the Eastern Sierra would think of when California comes to mind. But every Memorial Day weekend an event takes place in eastern California that showcases the versatility of the mule in a way that brings visitors and competitors from not only the United States, but from nations all across the world.
I’ve been a mountaineering guide in the Eastern Sierra since the late 1980’s, so I’ve been up and down and around my share of the area’s trails. With so many great options sometimes I find myself stuck at home, wondering which of my favorites I should take a walk on today.