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Bishop is a geographically stunning place. Tourists from everywhere come to climb, hike, and witness the beautiful wildlife. Mt. Tom is right above my house which rests in the desert. Just an hour south is Mt. Whitney and an hour north is Mammoth Lakes: a famous ski town that is functional year round. Everyday can be an adventure if you share a love of the outdoors. However, the reason why I give it only 3 stars is because of the politics and the isolation. Some people love being far away from civilization; I am not one of those people. Once a month we have to make a trip to Carson City and buy our everyday needs in bulk. The politics aspect is the other star that I knocked off. This town has a rough history between the Native American Paiute tribe and the white people. I think this is because of the isolation aspect. But all in all, it has been a good place to be a teenager. I will always cherish the memories I've made here, because I know how unique and rare it is to live this way.
Born and raised in Bishop, CA, I have nothing but good things to say about my hometown. Bishop is known as one of the mule capitals of the world, located in a country setting. The valley is 4,000 feet and located next to the beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada's. The outdoors are great for outtings and for those who are active with exquisite views. The population is also around 4,000 and the locals are genuinely friendly. The community is one where everyone knows each other and it feels like one big family. I loved growing up here. It is a safe, quaint, and unique place to live. I recommend Bishop to anyone.
Bishop is a small country town. If you love the outdoors you will love this small little town. I love all the horse back riding and hiking this place likes to offer.