The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bodie Ghost Town

After the eclipse venture we moved south to Mono Lake and spent a day visiting Bodie State Park.  It has been a long time since I was there last...15 -20 years?  It was before the State began charging admission, $7.  Nevertheless nothing has changed and it remains in a state of arrested decay.  Bodie is a must see if you are ever in the area.

The views coming in on the 13 mile road (only the last 3 is gravel) are wonderful.  Being at 8000 plus feet makes for clear skies.  That is Mono Lake in the distance.

The eastern side of the Sierra provides better scenery than does the western side, in my opinion.

The last three miles.

We're here.


  1. ..brilliant scenery! Seems we're starting to compare ghost-towns :)

  2. I had always hoped to get out to the western mountains, but after our trip to the Grand Canyon last year, we discovered that hubby can't handle the elevations. Above 5,000 ft and he can't, we cancelled the trip out west. Beautiful views!

  3. Good thing Bodie wasn't close to our return route from Ca.or I would have made Les stop! This is fascinating, my imaginiation would be running wild here!

  4. really pretty area! can't wait to see more.

  5. Thanks for the tip! Must go there one of these days.

  6. Stunning scenery love the second photo.

  7. I've never visited a ghost town, it seems an interesting place to photograph. ;-)

  8. The scenery is amazing, and the air is crystal clear. That alone would be worth a visit.

  9. Looks like an interesting park.


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