Everybody does it, even climbers, hikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. And, there are so many of them doing it in Buttermilk area that the Forest Service is thinking about putting in facilities â€“ yes, toilets â€“ near the popular climbing boulders.
The Inyo National Forest is wrapping up a public comment period on its proposal to construct up to two permanent, vault toilets near the Buttermilk climbing area. The proposal provides two possible locations for the toilets: the first at Birthday Boulders and the second, if needed in the future, at the Borrow Pit.
It may sound like a clichÃ©d movie plot: a small-town boy, following his dream, practices diligently, puts his heart and soul into his work, overcomes the odds and earns the chance to make his dream a reality.
But this is no Hollywood script, itâ€™s the real life of Bishop teen Andrew Hallenbeck, who got to audition with the prestigious Juilliard School.
Hallenbeck was vying for one of just a 150 or so spots among thousands of applicants from more than 40 countries. And â€“ spoiler alert â€“ the kid knows what he wants, and knows how to get it.