As of last Saturday, Whiskey Creek of Mammoth Lakes and Bishop, California
closed their doors for the final time.
Whiskey Creek, Mammoth Lakes was opened in 1972 by Sam Walker and has been
an iconic establishment ever since, even through changes in ownership and changes in seasons.
I remember Whiskey Creek from my early days of skiing Mammoth...
my girlfriend met her husband there...
Everyone who is a "local" has a story to tell about time
spent in Whiskey Creek.
While it started as a dinner house with a nice bar for apres skiing...
it also became somewhat of a go-to spot for
sports bar entertainment...
and wild and woolly vacation hoopla!!!
As well as a fine spot for a great steak.
The Bishop restaurant was established in the 80's and was a favored
dinner house in Bishop and the surrounding areas.
Drought years are tough on mountain ski communities and the communities
that line the highway on the way to them.
There is a silver lining though...
but I'm saving that for another day!!!