Beautiful trails and great bouldering opportunties; for kids and adults. Very quiet and vast; relaxing and invigorating...
Took the loop about 3/4 around. The last portion was just too rough. We have encountered many out back roads that have suffered form water erosion. The view from the high point is fantastic. The day we were there it was windy enough that we did not get out of the SUV. And I don't mean breeze. Without the wind... More
The Peabody Boulders in the Buttermilks west of Bishop are not your average, garden-variety stones. About 55 feet tall, the gigantic Grandpa and Grandma Peabody (once a single boulder) are two of the world's largest, and present challenging problems to even the most advanced climbers. Since the last boulder I scaled was "Big Rock" back in high school, we came... More
This loop travels towards the Sierras from the beautiful town of Bishop, California. It is especially nice in the fall when the leaves are showing their fall colors. The Sierras have quite a few spots that are known for their fall shows and this is one of the best!
First, the climbing rocks are world class. As an artist and wood turner, the Tule Elk shed antlers along with the occasional deer antler make for some great finds that become interest points on furniture. In the upper area, there is a hidden stream, as well as a hidden waterfall that is down in a hidden ravine. You can be... More
Buttermilk Country includes a dirt road into the heart of the Buttermilks a world renowned rock climbing area. We don't climb but love the hiking opportunities and spring "hunting for sheads", trying to find elk horn sheads in the numerous ravines coming down from Mt. Tom.
The helpful tourist-office lady suggested this road but we headed up at sunset and found ourselves driving on a rocky path back at night...OK, the boulder mountains and snow-covered peaks in the near distance at sunset were beautiful.
This place is well known for bouldering, but rest assured: as someone who intends never to boulder in her life, I love the Buttermilks. You can make it through the Buttermilks, a short ride from Bishop, with a sedan, but SUV with 4WD is optimal. It's great for a switch from the mountains we hike -- less of a challenge,... More
When I was younger, this was one of my favorite places. Now, tourists have trashed the place. Trash, people everywhere. So sad.
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