Travertine Hot Springs in Bridgeport

The Travertine Hot Springs outside of Bridgeport on Highway 395 are one of the most popular hot springs on all of Highway 395. It has a half dozen pools with varying temperatures, and the views that you get into the valley below are hard to beat. Do be prepared to share a tub if you go […]

Bishop / Mammoth Creek Hot Springs List Off Benton Creek Crossing Road

If you are looking for a fun adventure in the area between Bishop and Mammoth, then consider the vast array of hot springs that can be accessed within a short drive from the road. Sure there are more hot springs around the area than just these, but these are some of the most popular and […]

Hiking to Crystal Lake & the Base of Crystal Crag in Mammoth Lakes

Mammoth is full of amazing places to hike, but if you are looking for a short hike with a fantastic payoff then look no further than Crystal Lake. This hike is three short miles round trip with a decent amount of uphill, but it takes you to an epic crag that overlooks multiple lakes and […]

Crowley Lake Columns: Strange Formations on the East Side of the Lake

The Crowley Lake Columns are a mysterious site that many people do not know about along Highway 395. These natural columns are not easy to get to, but they are rewarding for any adventurer who makes their way out there to see them. Here is the information if you want to check it out. Details […]

Wild Willy’s Hot Spring Near Mammoth Lakes

If you are looking to explore a few hot springs on your trip up Highway 395, then be sure to set aside some time for exploration near Mammoth Lakes. Off Benton Crossing Rd there are no less than six different hot springs (probably more I don’t even know about) that you can drive / walk […]

Hot Creek Geological Site: Boiling Bright Blue Water

If you are looking to explore a little bit of Yellowstone on Highway 395 then look no further then Hot Creek Geological Area off Hot Creek Hatchery Road. Only 15 minutes South of Mammoth and right across the road from Convict Lake this is an easy and free spot that you absolutely must visit.  Details […]

Whoa Nellie Deli: Best Gas Station Food on Highway 395

If I was to tell you that a gas station has one of the best meals on Highway 395 you would probably think I was crazy right? Well, that is what I am saying, as a trip to the Whoa Nellie Deli at the base of Tioga Pass Road is one of the best places […]

Law’s Railroad Museum: A Fantastic Step Back in Time

If you have driven up Highway 395 then you have no doubt seen the signs for Law’s Railroad Museum in Bishop. If you are anything like me though then you probably expected it to be a touristy trap that nickel and dimed you with a few historic items; however, this is completely wrong, Law’s is […]

Bodie State Historic Park: California’s Best Ghost Town

Bodie, California’s most historic and well-preserved ghost town, is just one of those spots that my writing cannot really add much to. I will tell you the main details in this post and how to get there, but pretty much this post will be photography documenting what I saw there and a huge recommendation to […]

Rainbow Falls: 100 Foot Waterfall in Devils Postpile

After visiting Devils Postpile I decided to chance a quick hike to Rainbow Falls just as the grey clouds were starting to roll in. I didn’t know how long I had but I was already there so it was worth a try. This 1.5 mile each way trip leads you to one of the best […]