Wednesday, October 9, 2019

More of One of My Favorite Places

We had hurried down to Bishop, CA because of the cold weather, but it warmed up a bit, so one day we took a day trip back up the hill to hike around Convict Lake.

The part of the trail that goes over the creek that feeds the lake was a little hairy...

But the views were outstanding!


Heading back to where we started.

Twice a year, Bishop has a huge "Choo Choo Swap Meet," which benefits the local railroad museum. We happened to be there at just the right time!

They also had a big car show going on.

This was my favorite, because it was really rusty, and had some very clever details.

Including a "Used Beer Depository!"

When in Bishop, the place to eat is Schat's Bakery. Yummy! We ate lunch there a couple times.

On another day, we went on a very long drive to see the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest.

The branches look like bottle brushes.

This is the biggest one we saw, but not the oldest. It's only 2000 years old... The oldest one is 4800 years old! But they wouldn't tell us where it is. It's a secret...

Even the dead ones stay around for a very long time. Some of the dead ones died 2000 years ago. Because the wood is so dense, they don't disintegrate.

The road there and back goes through some very barren land, but we had a great fun day!


  1. Gee, I thought the bristlecone pines were in Great Basin in Eastern Nevada. Since I'm sure you didn't go that far, where were these?

  2. Such gorgeous country and well photographed. I've lived in CA almost my entire life and (sadly) have not taken the time to explore this area. One of these days...

  3. Wonderful memories. Thanks for taking us all there.


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