With some cooler weather predicted, I decided to hang around the Bishop area before heading further north and higher altitude. Looking at my BLM map, I noticed some BLM land past the Laws-RR Museum on the same road, which then goes into the Inyo National Forest. (The forest also allows dispersed camping, with different rules than BLM.) The border of the BLM land is not marked, and there are a forest service signs but no actual border marker near where I spent over a week. A small stream flows by Silver Canyon Road (which fords the stream at least once) in the national forest, and veers north near the border between BLM and the national forest. The stream is difficult to see through the vegetation and trees that grows near and in it, but it can be heard. While the flow was good in mid-april, it would not surprise me if the stream drys up in the fall. The BLM land has some unmarked dirt roads, one OHV map I have designates one as a long through route. A stone-walled shed is on the far side of the stream from where I camped, the wooden roof, floor and internal baffle wall are still present but with gaps and broken boards. The baffle wall makes me suspect this may have been used for storing explosives. Verizon signal is good, a few TV stations (including CBS but no other network) can be received. There is an OHV area directly east of Bishop that may be another place to look for camping.