BUTTERMILK COUNTRY: From downtown Bishop, take Line Street (HWY 168) west approximately 7 miles then turn right onto Buttermilk Road. The “Buttermilks” are named for the dairy farms that once drew stagecoach travelers. Within the first mile, the road skirts around the south end of the dry, stony Tungsten Hills, where several old mines are located on the north side of Buttermilk Road. The barren-looking hills soon give way to a lush strip of Longley Meadow. Follow the graded dirt road to see amazing granite boulder fields and upland meadows beneath impressive Mount Tom and Basin Mountain.