Thursday, June 18, 2009

Travel Thursday: Bodie, California

Bodie Car

Once a booming gold mining center with a large population, Bodie is now a ghost town maintained by the Park Service in a state of arrested decay. It sits at the end of a 13-mile mostly-paved road off Highway 395, nestled in the Sierra over 8000 feet above sea level. The sprawling collection of ramshackle buildings dating back to the mid-1800s, abandoned cars, buggies, mining equipment and other sundry detritus makes it a photographer's paradise.


Bodie Wheel I C

Beyond the House


Post & Wheel

Church Engine

Bodie Hotel



Donna said...

wow! Way cool. Puts that show Carnivale in mind.

Generik said...

Thanks. I had a heck of a time getting this to post properly. The tag to hide all but the first photo kept getting screwy on me.

Tom Hilton said...

Great stuff! I've been to Bodie once, 30 years ago...I think I need to get up that way again.

Generik said...

We're heading off to Twin Lakes a week from Saturday, and plan on exploring the alternate route into Bodie this time. I might take a picture or two while I'm there.