My Ideal Road Trip – Part 10

Today – Bodie

 

I am surprised that many people have never heard of Bodie. During its heyday, it was known as one of the roughest places in the West.

“There’s a story about a little girl whose family was moving from San Francisco to Bodie; Depending on who tells it, she wrote in her diary either: “Good, by God, I’m going to Bodie”-or-“Goodbye God, I’m going to Bodie”. “

There was a time when there was at least 1 killing a day. Townspeople would ask, “Have a man for breakfast?”, meaning did anyone get killed?

It has been a state park for many years. The state of California keeps it in what they call “arrested decay” meaning that they won’t rebuild falling walls – but they will put lumbar up to keep a weak wall from falling.

It is up at about 8,400 feet on the eastern side of the Sierras, close to the Nevada border. There are plenty of pictures of Bodie; people come from all over the world to photograph the site. I’ll include some of mine, but also wanted you to get a true feeling for being there, with my 34 second video of just Bodie, and the wind….

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Leaving Bodie. To get there you leave US 395 on 10 miles of paved road and 3 miles of dirt road…You can see the eastern side of the Sierras.

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Fall in the High Sierras…

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That concludes my road trip – 2,700 miles in 9 days…

 

Part 1 is here

Part 2 is here

Part 3 is here

Part 4 is here

Part 5 is here

Part 6 is here

Part 7 is here

Part 8 is here

Part 9 is here

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