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A bit unique perhaps, but Tues. & Wed. we spent w/ a Holland grammar school buddy of Willem's in Bishop, CA . Erick has a famous, very special & delicious bakery called Schat's Bakery. Truly amazing place & Erick is truly an amazing person - full of enthusiasm, a warm & generous spirit & what an entrapreneur. He took us up into the White Mountains to view his latest endeavor - ...
... ing! After tea we waited until it was dark, and Chris had a surprise for us. We got in the van and drove down the road, pulled into a side road and into the darkness, he put Indiana Jones on the radio and turned off the lights (but not for long as we’d of ended up in the hedge). We pulled up in the darkness and there was a hot-spring by the side of the ...
... setting pieces of gear along the way (cams and nuts). These pieces serve as protection in case he falls. It was my job to climb up after him (after he sets an anchor for each pitch) and remove the cams and nuts that he had placed. When I would reach Ben, I'd transfer all the gear to him, and I'd belay Ben as he climbed up and we repeated this until we got to the top of the route. Easy enough,right?
Well, when we got to what we thought was the end ...
... shirt wall/fence.
11:52 am crossed into Nevada at Topaz Lake
1:45 pm after stop at Carson Valley Casino for lunch and a little gambling - 395 to 88 to 207 (Lake Tahoe). We decide to drive around Lake Tahoe-- something else we've considered but never done. 9% grade for 2 miles-- lake comes into sight -- 11 degrees.
Left on 50 towards South Lake ...
... vehicles) that I'm convinced are looking on in amusement at our (not subtlety coloured and entirely inappropriate) car creeping along at 5mph. In the end I gave up, did a u-turn, and shamefully retreated back to town on the main road, oh well! In the evening we ate at a place Pete had read about called the Texas Smoke House, it was rough and ready but super tasty. Then we hit the Whiskey Creek saloon for a beer. Good beer, good food, good views, great day. ...
Other places to stay in Bishop
725 N Main Street, Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $133
- Wonderful Hotel
- Spotlessly clean
- Pleasant enough hotel
1030 N. Main St, Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $88
636 North Main Street, Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $132
651 North Main St, Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $110
155 East Elm St., Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $81
805 N. Main St., Bishop | 1 star hotelfrom $109
724 West Line Street, Bishop | 2 star hotelfrom $90
192 Short St, Bishop | Hotelfrom $76
274 Lagoon Street , Bishop | Hotelfrom $78
150 E. Elm St., Bishop | 1 star hotelfrom $142
321 Cardinal Road, Bishop | Hotelfrom $138