California’s Great Beyond

Category - Spring

Wildflowers and Waterfalls

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Snow and rain set the stage for magnificent waterfalls and vibrant wildflowers throughout the Eastern Sierra. In Mono County, waterfalls typically surge in early spring, which is usually when the wildflower season is just getting started (flowers tend to peak mid to late summer). If the timing is

Spring Update and Current Conditions

Monday, April 1, 2024

April 12, 2024

As we shift from winter to spring in Mono County, it’s not always clear what roads, activities, and attractions are open or not. Conditions can quickly in the mountains and as such, we will update this blog periodically this spring - so please check back.

Winter 2023-2024 is

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Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Spirits and Ale Trail, where the artistry of craft brewing and distilling intertwines with the rugged beauty of the Eastern Sierra, creating a sensory adventure like no other. A collaboration created in 2023, the Trail includes eight establishments from Bishop to

Winter Walks and Hikes

Friday, March 22, 2024

Don't let a little snow (or even a lot!) stop you from hiking and exploring Mono County’s trails during the winter months! Famous for exceptional skiing and snow sports, the county also offers plenty of opportunities for "walking in a winter wonderland," especially at lower elevations. Read below

The Eastern Sierra of California has long been an iconic destination. From the indigenous Paiute people to early gold miners of Bodie, this area has attracted and enchanted wanderers and wonderers of all types. This larger-than-life landscape of deserts and mountains, alpine forests, and spectacular

Mono County 2023 Spring Update

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Updated 8/2/23

Great news! Tioga Pass has FULLY REOPENED as of Saturday, July 22, at 8:00 am!

Yosemite National Park opened Tioga Road (the continuation of Highway 120 through the park) to vehicles on Saturday, July 22, at 8 am.

Please note: While vault and portable toilets will be available, there

The dramatic scenery of Mono County’s Eastern Sierra is the stuff that Instagram dreams are made of... silver granite peaks, white snowfields, evergreen forests, golden high desert landscapes, crystal-clear waters and a stunning western sky all come together with a dash of history and magic to