We finally moved south on 395, although only about 30 miles, to Horton Creek Campground 10 miles northwest of Bishop. It’s the first time we’ve paid for camping since arriving in California at the end of July. But for $5 a night (actually $2.50 with Jim’s senior pass), it’s hard to complain. This BLM campground has water, trash, very clean vault toilets, and a dump($5).
Plus it’s convenient to Bishop and has lovely views. Located at just under 5,000’ elevation, it’s a bit warmer than it was in the Mammoth area, but the cool mountains are not far off.
We took a trip into town yesterday to pick up a few things at Kmart. Also stopped in to check out Schat’s Bakery, but it was lunchtime and the place was packed. We did see several things we wanted but will go back another day. Bishop looks like a nice little town, and we look forward to exploring it.
Today we took our first hike in the area to a couple more high altitude lakes, but more about that tomorrow….too tired tonight!