Bishop, California is the gateway to the Eastern Sierras and the Mule Capital of the World. It's a small town with big character.
Manzanar National Historic Site was the location of the Manzanar War Relocation Center, a Japanese internment camp from World War II near Bishop, California.
As we drove north on US-395, I was very, very glad we had stricken US-50, a.k.a. The Loneliest Highway, across Nevada from our itinerary.