GIGI DE JONG

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ADVENTURE IS MY MUSE

I write stories about people, places, and things that inspire me.

These are some of my most recent stories

The Weird and Wonderful Side of California

Road Trip US Highway 395 to Bishop – the small town with the big backyard. Oddities of nature and the stuff of human ingenuity and absurdity exist here in the . . .

Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra

We love waterfalls and we think you might too. So, we’re delighted you’ve found our page all about waterfalls in the Eastern Sierra. The sound and scene of flowing water, . . .

4 Fabulous Photography Features

Photography is a passion for many in the Eastern Sierra. For those who live here or visit regularly photography is often a daily activity. Sometimes it’s just a momentary opportunity . . .

5 Free Winter Activities in Bishop

Bishop, a 40-minute drive south of Mammoth Lakes and 4,000 feet lower in elevation, is truly the heart of the Eastern Sierra. The town has charm and grace, the community . . .

Falling in Love with Fall

I never really understood or appreciated fall until I moved to Bishop. I was raised in a temperate climate that is mostly summer all year. There’s a hint of autumn . . .

Buttermilk Country Bishop

Buttermilk Road no longer carries dairy trucks from “Old Joe” Inman’s Dairy along its rough and rocky track that, according to local legend, could bounce and churn fresh milk into . . .