Bishop Things to Do

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    Desolation Basin

    by mtncorg Written May 6, 2003

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    This basin lies to the north of Piute Pass. It is above timberline and is a morass of rock with a mulitude of small little canyons in which to either lose yourself or get lost. Mt Humphreys towers on the eastern edge. Several lakes and tarns can be found throughout the basin with the largest being Desolation Lake.

    Desolation Lake
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    • Mountain Climbing
    • Fishing

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    Piute Pass

    by mtncorg Written May 6, 2003

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    Just before the end of CA route 168 out of Bishop, you will see a sign for North Lake. There is a campground at the end of the road and a trailhead. This trail heads over Piute Pass in about 5 miles going from 9369 feet to over 11400 feet. There are several lakes in the upper reaches of the canyon for fishermen. Backcountry enthusiasts will find Piute Pass to be a doorway to wide-open barren landscapes of Desolation Basin and the adventurous off-trail route looping back to the roadend via the Keyhole (or Alpine Col) - Darwin Canyon and the Lamarck Col.

    Piute Lake from Piute Pass, 11400 feet
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    • Fishing

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    Bishop Pass

    by mtncorg Updated May 6, 2003

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    Outdoor activities are what brings most people to the Bishop area - whether it is hiking in the Sierra - or Whites - or fishing in the Sierran lakes and streams.

    Two main wilderness portals lie about 17 miles west of Bishop at the end of California route 168: North Lake and South Lake. From South Lake, starts the Bishop Pass trail, one of the busiest portals to some of the highest areas in the Sierra. From here, many like to start backpacking ventures to as far away as Mt Whitney, many miles a more than one week to the south. The hike up the pass covers about 5 miles, going from 9760 feet high to almost 11900 feet. You pass several gleaming lakes that invite you to stop. Atop the pass lies the barren Dusy Basin and the backside of the towering peaks of the Palisades.

    Bishop Lake and Mt Goode, north of Bishop Pass
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    Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Burea

    by Yaqui Updated Jan 18, 2015

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    These places are a wealth of information of all the areas activities such as recreation, events, lodging and camping, souvenirs, books and maps. They are open seven days a week, year round.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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