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Eastern Sierra Escape 2019

September 9-24

Think about joining friends from Western Wheelers and ACTC who will gather in Mammoth Lakes, Bishop, and Lone Pine, CA for rides up the longest and steepest climbs in the World during two weeks in September. Donna and Dick Matthews and Muy Guy Neenan, himself will be co-leading rides, hikes, and happy hours in the high country.

These are club rides open to anyone. We are not a tour company. There are no fees. Join us for all or part of this tour. The climbs are described in The Complete Guide to Climbing (by Bike) by John Summerson. There are short options with less climbing for every ride. All routes are out-and-back so you can do the climbs at your own speed. Every third day is reserved to relax, hike, or do a make-up ride.

Here’s the schedule:

DateRideHotel Location
09/09/19Check-in, RelaxMammoth Lakes
09/10/19June Lake LoopMammoth Lakes
09/11/19Devils Postpile & Lake MaryMammoth Lakes
09/12/19Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/13/19Pine CreekBishop
09/14/19Rock Creek/Mosquito FlatBishop
09/15/19Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/16/19South Lake & Lake SabrinaBishop
09/17/19Glacier Lodge Rd, Death Valley RdBishop
09/18/19Relax, hike, or make-up rideBishop
09/19/19Bristlecone Pine ForestBishop
09/20/19Onion ValleyLone Pine
09/21/19Relax, hike, or make-up rideLone Pine
09/22/19Horseshoe MeadowsLone Pine
09/23/19Whitney PortalLone Pine
09/24/19Relax, hike, or make-up ride


Make reservations for your party at one, two, or all three of the recommended lodges:

Best Western High Sierra Hotel
3228 Main Street, 
Mammoth Lakes, California, 93546
Phone: 760-924-1234
Arrive 9/9, depart 9/12 
Creekside Inn
725 N Main Street, 
Bishop, California, 93514
Phone: 760-872-3044
Arrive 9/12, depart 9/20 
Best Western Frontier Motel
1008 S. Main St.
Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-5571
Arrive 9/20, depart 9/24

Whitney Portal Hostel 238 S. Main St. Lone Pine, CA 93545 (760) 876-0030

Camping Options

Most people will be staying in motels for this tour, but camping is an option.

J Diamond Mobile Ranch and Campground
771 N Main St Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 872-7341
-Only a block away from the Creekside Inn
Arrive 9/12, depart 9/20 
Diaz Lake Campground
5007 South Main Street
Lone Pine, CA 93545
(760) 876-4700
-located 3 miles south of Lone Pine on Hwy 395
Arrive 9/20, depart 9/24