Lake Sabrina Weekly News Letter
Lake Sabrina - Bishop, CA (Inyo County)
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff
With Summer not yet here and the Lake front empty, we’re going back to Spring hours until we get boats on the Lake.
Store Hours: Sunday thru Saturday – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Café Hours: Sunday thru Saturday – 8:00am to 4:00pm – CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
We sure were hoping to have boats on the water for Memorial Weekend, but alas, with the continuing snow storms, SCE is pretty worried Mother Nature will finally realize she’s running a bit late for warmer temps and start heating things up and the snow would melt all at once. With the Lake down low, they can manage the water better and hopefully prevent some massive flooding in Bishop.
Not much snow on Thursday, but Mother Nature made up for that with cold (really cold) wind. WindChill was down to 12 degrees at one point and wind gusts up to 40mph. The warmth of the Sun melted the snow on the roof, but once it hit that cold breeze, it was frozen as it hit the ground. Had a couple people slip even after they were told to be careful, thus an early closing on Thursday. Opened a bit late on Friday as Rick headed to town to get deicer. That 12 degrees wasn’t the coldest it got at the Lake – we got down to 8 degrees Sunday with the windchill. Lots of w-i-n-d which was brutal along with the snow made for a chilly day and it appears we’re not done with winter yet.
Had a real nice 2-1/2 pounder caught by local Bill Luke using an inflated NightCrawler – not sure what happened to his picture – operator error (that would be by me) also had Pius Kiefel pull out enough for dinner using RainBow PowerBait. If you’re fishing, might want to try back behind what is normally the Island or if you’re into a bit of a hike, might try out by Cookie’s Point where the back Natural Lake spills into the front Natural Lake. If you’re not sure where that is come on in the building and we’ll show you!
With all the snow, it’s pretty tough hiking at this altitude as most of the trails are under snow. We’ve watched people across from the building hiking or skiing in and they have no idea where the trail is. Also, with all the new snow, Spring avalanches are a bit of a concern. Please check the weather report prior to heading into the backcountry for an overnighter or two. Might want to hike with a buddy. Put a note in your car about where you were headed and when you think you’ll return – yup, I’m a worry wart!
Until I get our cook trained, the Café will close on Wednesdays – need one day to do the shopping and get the laundry done! The Store will be open everyday from 8:00am to 6:00pm till we get boats on the Lake – then we’ll go to Summer hours.
It will be a few weeks before Department of Fish and WildLife get down to the Lake to stock – stay tuned.
WHAT TO DO IN BISHOP AND SURROUNDING AREAS
Don’t forget MULE DAYS is just around the corner. May 21st thru May 26th 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of this one of a kind celebration of the American Mule! Bishop Mule Days Celebration is tough to explain if you’ve never attended…it’s part serious competition, part wild-west show and ALL fun for everyone! This year’s event will feature exciting arena shows, country western concerts, BBQ’s and of course the Main Street Parade. It’s free to stop by the Tri-County Fairgrounds to browse the dozens of terrific vendors and check out the displays. On-site camping is available. Check out https://muledays.org.
OWENS VALLEY RADIO OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE
June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tour of one of the world's premier radio observatories, learn how radio telescopes work, find out about current astronomy projects. Water will be available. For more information, call Dr. Mark Hodges at (760)358-6410
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL RODEO STATE FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP
June 12 – June 15
Watch 300+ of the state's best cowboys and cowgirls compete at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. For tickets and information, call Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce (760)873-8405.
FATHER’S DAY BRING DAD OUT TO LAWS!
June 16 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Variety Show featuring local talent. Family acts with dads encouraged. Games, food booths, pie by the slice. The famous Laws Pie Auction at 2:30. $10 suggested donation for adults. Interested in performing? Contact Pete at email@example.com
INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION WITH FIREWORKS AT PAIUTE PALACE CASINO
July 3 @ 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Admission begins at 3:00 PM. Fireworks usually start after 8:15 PM. Kids activities available. Free.
AWESOME FIREWORKS SHOW AT BISHOP AIRPORT
July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bishop Airport, 703 Airport Road
Spectacular fireworks show sponsored by the Bishop Fire Department. Bring your barbecue, coolers, and shade. After sundown, watch the night sky show. 4 PM – 9:30 PM. Contact 760-873-5863 for info.
If you’re looking for something to do while in Bishop, check out the Bishop Chamber of Commerce Website at https://www.bishopvisitor.com/ for lots of fun things to do for all ages.
Bishop Visitor Information Center | Bishop California Welcome Center
21 Great Lodging Options. Whether on a relaxing fishing trip, outdoor adventure, or just passing through, Bishop is a wonderful place to stay. Find a room at a downtown Bishop Hotel, Hostel, Inn, Bed & Breakfast or venture up to Bishop Creek for a wonderful cabin experience.
Make sure you wear some kind of sun protection – the sun and reflection off the snow, ice and water will do a number on your skin and eyeballs! AND DON’T FORGET A JACKET!
Looks like Winter weather is back for the next few days and snow again is likely along with some stronger breezes. Here is the forecast for the week from www.weather.gov (enter Aspendell, CA in the search and scroll down to see the temps).
National Weather Service
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Sunny, with a high near 37. Breezy, with a north wind 16 to 22 mph.
A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. Windy, with a southwest wind 22 to 27 mph increasing to 29 to 34 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph.
A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31. Windy, with a west southwest wind 28 to 38 mph, with gusts as high as 48 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 22 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 34. Breezy, with a northwest wind 20 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 25. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
A 50 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a high near 36. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
A chance of snow showers before 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
A chance of snow showers after 11am, mixing with rain after 3pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
A slight chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm, then a slight chance of snow showers between 9pm and 11pm. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
A chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.
A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.
Juanita, Rick, Patti, Dwayne and Bob
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