Sisters Storm the Eastern Sierra

Hijinks at Father Crowley Point, overlooking Panamint Valley.
Hijinks at Father Crowley Point, overlooking Panamint Valley. (photo by Cindy)
Searching in vain for the elusive U2 Joshua Tree, Darwin Plateau, Inyo Mountains.
Searching in vain for the elusive U2 Joshua Tree, Darwin Plateau, Inyo Mountains. (photo by Cindy)
Cute sisters at the Flaming O, Las Vegas!
Cute sisters at the Flaming O, Las Vegas!

Sisters Jennifer and Cindy made their first excursion to Bishop via Las Vegas in early May.

They had a few days of big-city spas, casinos and restaurants before braving the Mojave desert and cruising across Death Valley over to Bishop. That made for a sporty day, from 98-degree temperatures at Furnace Creek to 40-knot winds blowing down the Owens Valley (dust storms! tumbleweeds!).

After that drive, Cindy and Jen definitely appreciated the adult beverages and home cooked dinner that awaited them here at the Vintage Digs.

We spent the next few days checking out the Bishop area before they headed back East. Here are a few pictures of our adventures!

 

Pointing out stuff, Rock Creek.
Pointing out stuff, Rock Creek.
Tally Ho! And bonus sore-foot soak, Rock Creek.
Tally Ho! And bonus sore-foot soak, Rock Creek.
Family resemblance and Mt. Tom.
Family resemblance and Mt. Tom.
Pondering meat options, Manor Market, Bishop.
Pondering meat options, Manor Market, Bishop.
Bishop: home of Large Animals on Roofs.
Bishop: home of Large Animals on Roofs.
A sandy walk downhill 1.2 miles to the lakeshore.
Mono Lake, and a sandy walk downhill 1.2 miles to the lakeshore.
Tufa Cave! Views! Flies! Shrubbery!
Tufa Cave! Views! Flies! Shrubbery!
All this baby needs is a coupla seats ... and maybe an engine ... and wheels ... but it's a great deal.
All this baby needs is a coupla seats … and maybe an engine … and wheels … but it’s a great deal.
Boardwalk takes across Mono Lake's wetland shoreline.
Boardwalk takes us across Mono Lake’s wetland shoreline.
Bench-with-a-view, Mono Lake.
Bench-with-a-view, Mono Lake.
Mono Lake shallows with tufa, which forms from minerals in the lake.
Mono Lake shallows with tufa, which forms from minerals in the lake.
Still life with Russian thistle (tumbleweed), Mono Lake.
Still life with Russian thistle (tumbleweed), Mono Lake.
Wonder what Ellery thinks of her very own campground?
Wonder what Ellery thinks of her very own campground?
Jen at the inlet stream leading to Ellery Lake, Inyo National Forest near Yosemite.
Jen at the inlet stream leading to Ellery Lake, Inyo National Forest near Yosemite.

 

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