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Parchers, a Photographer's Paradise 


The Bishop Creek Canyon and the adjacent backcountry offers some of the most spectacular scenic opportunities in the Sierra, so it is no surprise that the canyon is a favorite of both professional and amateur photographers as well as photography workshops. Photography is one of the most popular area activities throughout the summer and fall.

An eager photographer capturing a

gorgeous fall view of Bishop Creek

Early in the season, late May and June typically, photographers are drawn to the area to capture images of rushing mountain streams, waterfalls and lush green meadows with the still snow-covered mountain peaks towering in the background.

As the season progresses towards late June and July, the big draw is the incredible bloom of wildflowers that we experience in the area, including some breathtaking meadows crowded with flowers within a few hundred yards of Parchers Resort.

Sierra Wildflower Photo by Don Gale        Photo by Don Gale, Photography by Don

South Lake Photography by Don Gale       Photo courtesy of Don Gale, Photography by Don

By far the most popular time of year in and around the Bishop Creek Canyon is the fall. Our canyon has an especially high concentration of Aspen trees which translates into a truly awe inspiring sight when their usually green leaves turn to brilliant yellow, orange and red hues. The Bishop Creek Canyon is also ideal because the elevation goes from 4000ft to nearly 10000ft so the peak fall colors work their way down the canyon allowing for a longer window of opportunity to capture your fall color shots.

Fall Colors Picture by Brendan Cromwell Photo by Brendan Cromwell

Wildlife viewing and photography is also popular throughout the summer and fall season with a variety of birds, deer, pine martins, coyotes, brilliantly colored trout and black bears inhabiting the area. It takes a patient and oftentimes lucky photographer, but some spectacular wildlife shots have been captured in the High Sierra over the years.

Black Bear Fishing Picture by Jared Smith Photo by Jared Smith



Wier Pond Photographers by Bryce WettonPhotographers at Weir Pond - Fall 2007


Photography - Long Lake        Photo by Steve Smith


Aspen Leaf Photograph by Don Gale  Photo courtesy of Don Gale, Photography by Don


July, August and September offer the best access to wilderness areas in the backcountry and a short hike will bring you to dozens of pristine mountain streams, untouched meadows and crystal blue alpine lakes. These backcountry areas are a phenomenal place for photographers to practice their craft and capture the serene landscape of the High Sierra.


Blue Lake Photo by Lane Smith Photo by Lane Smith


South Lake Picture by Stephen Smith

 Photo by Steve Smith


North Lake Photo by Jared Smith

Photo by Jared Smith


Bishop Creek Fall Colors Pic by Jared Smith Photo by Jared Smith


Snow on Wier Pond by Stephen Smith

Photo by Steve Smith













 Parchers Resort

5001 South Lake Rd

Bishop, CA 93514


Call Parchers at: 760-873-4177