First blizzard warning in California's Eastern Sierras since 1989 threw down enough snow to completely close US-395 between Bishop and Mammoth, and laid down plenty of snow elsewhere to make things plenty dicey-- as far south as Mojave.
We trudged straight throgh two supposed closures of US-395 further south that weren't closures at all (saw zero sign of any closures except on maps), but saw plenty of snow on the ground. News of closures finally started looking serious in Bishop, although the road out of Bishop the first few miles was actually pretty clear (!); wasn't til the climb started that conditions worsened and then we ran into the CHP closure and a ton of cars optimistically hoping 395 would open.
Managed to beat the rush into the only open pizza joint in Bishop for dinner. They looked short-staffed and the pizza was more ordinary than anything else, but the salad wasn't bad and we needed to avoid scurvy. Then we trudged south to the nearest motel room we could find, through snow falling hard enough to feel like we were driving through hyperspace.
Did not expect to return to Olancha RV Park and Motel so soon, but at least this time was able to snag a trailer instead of a teepee for the group. It was pretty barren even for a motel room, with floors that definitely needed to be mopped, but sure beat sleeping in the car. The barren kitchen at least had a refrigerator, and there was not only electric heat but running water and our own bathrooms.