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Aspendell, not Aspendale. In California? Way higher in elevation than Donner Pass & Truckee, this Eastern Sierra granite canyon is located north of Mount Whitney, along the upper portion of Bishop Creek. The large groves of aspen trees can be spectacular in autumn. West of Bishop CA / Hwy 395 @ the dead end Highway 168. You can reach it in less than an hours drive up, from the 395/Main St/Line St intersection... with minimal sightseeing stops along the way.
Inyo National Forest Map
Inyo National Forest Map
Bishop Pass Map
Bishop Pass Map
John Muir Trail Map Set
John Muir Trail Map Set
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Sierra Nevada Topo Map
elevation: 8500' population: 500 zip code: 93515


high altitude canyon w/ creek, surrounded by much higher elevation granite peaks

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Inyo County
W of Bishop, CA
Hwy 168, Eastern Sierra



  • backpacking
  • camping
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • rock climbing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain biking
  • snow shoeing
  • Sabrina Basin Hike - Bishop Creek
  • Sabrina Lake Trail
  • Sabrina Basin Trails
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Inyo National Forest
  • John Muir Wilderness
  • South Lake Bishop
  • North Lake Bishop
  • Lake Sabrina California
  • aspendell campgrounds

    Bishop Park Group Camping
    Four Jeffrey Campground Bishop
    North Lake Campground
    Big Trees Campground
    Sabrina Campground
    Coyote Flats 4x4 Camping
    Buttermilks - Camping & Climbing

    tent camping

    Highest elevation cabin community in the Eastern Sierra, west of Bishop and the Three Flags Highway

    nearby towns:
    Big Pine
    Tom's Place
    Crowley Lake
    local links:

    Aspendell POA

    Eastern Sierra Avalanche Bulletin
    Rockclimbing Buttermilks
    Lakes Mountain
    Deep Springs College
    Eastern Sierra Avalanche
    Mule Days Celebration, Bishop

    Hot Springs Directory
    Campgrounds, Hike-In
    Mountaineering Routes
    Forum, Trip Reports
    Sage to Summit
    Ultralight Backpacking
    312 N Main St
    Bishop, CA
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