Bodie, California

Back in May of 2015 I had the chance to take a two week road trip out West. One of the places I wanted to see was the Ghost Town of Bodie, California. I found a nice Best Western hotel in the town of Mammoth Lakes, California and stayed two nights at this hotel. There were signs posted in the parking lot not to leave food in your car because of the bears. The town was very close to nature. From Mammoth Lakes, its about a 1 hour or so drive North to Bodie. At the turn off to Bodie, I thought I had reached the town. However after another thirty minutes of driving the winding, asphalt entrance road the asphalt ended and the rough, dirt road began.

I was driving a sport car and it was pretty rough to get to Bodie. I took my time and I had a full tank of gas. I slowly made my way to the old ghost town. It was a fascinating place. I kinda wished there was less snow, but it was an interesting time. The town is managed by the California Parks Department and is just left as is. The buildings entrances were mostly all fenced off. The only building accessible was an old general store that was used at the Bodie Welcome and Information center. Below is a video that I pieced together of my time in Bodie, California.

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