Gigi de Jong

Gigi de Jong

Gigi is the travel writer for the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. Other works have been published in California Outdoor, the official publication of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife and SierraWave.net, local news in the Eastern Sierra. She publishes a travel blog of her stories about Bishop and beyond. Her skills also include graphic and web design. Gigi is the site designer and developer of the new OWAC.org website.

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Gigi de Jong

Camping Successfully With Kids

Have your kids outgrown camping in your backyard? Bring them camping in Bishop’s big backyard. It’s a great way to experience the natural world, a chance to learn new and valuable skills, a fun way to connect with your kids, and relax. Everything from full hookups to dispersed camping explained.

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Waterfalls of the Eastern Sierra

Spring is almost here in the Eastern Sierra. The snow is melting and the water is falling. Plan a trip to the wild side of California and take time to see some of these wonderful waterfalls.

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2021 Fall Conference
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Navigating the OWAC Website

Take a tour of the new OWAC website and learn how to navigate it to your best advantage. The new site is a dynamic avenue for members to promote their own work and get to know one another. It’s so much more than just a way for us to register new members and collect dues.

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The Weird and Wonderful Side of California

Road Trip! Pick your path along US Highway 395, from Los Angeles to Bishop and little beyond, where you will see some of the most curious, grotesque, mysterious and awe-inspiring features of nature and feats of humankind. The Eastern Sierra is often referred to as “the other side of California,” and these places might also make it “the weird side of California.”

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Guide to your new OWAC membership account

OWAC Membership has always offered great benefits and opportunities. Now, our new website has made these even better and easier. We know that change can be frustrating so here’s a handy guide to help you setup your new account and make the most of what our new website has to offer.

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Mobius Arch. Natural rock arch. Eastern Sierra.
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Natural (Virtual) History tour of the Eastern Sierra

There are few places in the world where evidence of the natural history of a region is more obvious and interesting than in the Eastern Sierra. The forces that have shaped our world have produced an astonishing assortment of observable characteristics that give us insight into the creation of this part of our planet.

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