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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.
elevation: 8500'
population: 100
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
  • Middle Fork Bishop Creek
  • description:
    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

    Autumn Aspens in California

    North Lake in Autumn

    Road to Sabrina Lake


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