Family History Trip Pt II
Well this is part two of my trip out to Bishop/Eastern Sierras. It was still hot (95+) the entire time, and by the end of the trip I think Adam was getting a little tired of it. He had a great time though hanging out with both sets of grandparents.
We made the best use of our time while we were out there, and visited lots of different places. One place on our list was Erik Schat’s Bakkery in Bishop. They’ve got some of the most delicious bread/pastries/candies I’ve had in a long time!
We also took a trip up to Mammoth Mtn area, where we spent some time hiking around & playing in the water.
This kid is crazy. The water is freezing cold, it was windy & a little chilly, and he was as happy as a clam. That is until he fell into the water and got soaked!
Remember, you are being watched!
On the last day of our trip we headed up the Ancient Bristlecone Forest about 20mi outside of Big Pine. On the way we passed the remnants of this train station.
The forest is at around 10,000ft elevation, and some of these trees are 3000+ years old.
The view from the meadow looking west towards the Sierras. Though they’re a couple hundred miles away, LA would be off to the left, and Reno would be to the right.
Mount Whitney is the tall peak on the right. My inlaws had climbed to the top of the peak at around 10am, and headed back down. They ended up making to the parking lot at Whitney Portal at about 5:3opm, approx 21 days since they started their hike in the Yosemite Valley.
Just like my parents, my in laws were not told their grandson was coming. This was their reaction to the first time they saw him.
We decided that our own bed sounded better than the campsite, so we left Whitney Portal Sunday afternoon and got home around 2am the next morning.