Bishop For All Seasons. So the sign says as you come down from Mammoth Lakes, CA and drop from 8,000 ft to 4,000 feet in elevation. The snow on your car start melting more quickly and the trees are in bloom earlier. Snow capped mountains surround you and herds of cows and horses dot the landscape. Yes, the weather can get gruesomely hot in the summer, but that’s what “floatin’ the Owens” river is for. And the mist sprayers on the deck of Whiskey Creek are for.

The best part of Bishop? Gotta be the dozens of tributaries of Bishop creek that trickle through most yards and collect in many fish ponds and float under mini bridges that brings life to this otherwise arid terrain.