Bodie Ghost Town: Echos of The Past

For the past several years my Uncle has run the trout ponds at McGee Creek RV Resort and Campground.


http://mcgeecreekrv-campground.com

Despite my love for the outdoors I never took the oppourtunity to visit Mammoth and partake in the beauty that is the Sierra Nevada Mountains. I decided to take advantage of the long Labor Day Weekend and spend three days fishing, camping, and exploring the area.

The highlight of the trip was my visit to Bodie State Historic Park.

http://www.bodie.com

I’ve been wanting to visit Bodie since I named my first Jeep after the town way back in 2007. It’s been on my bucket list and always in the back of my mind. A town preserved in a state of arrested decay, Bodie looks like it did when the last person left many decades ago. You can walk the streets, peer through the windows, and get a glimpse of what it must have felt like to live in Bodie during it’s peak (1881 or so). The Schoolhouse still has the chalkboards on the wall, the bars still have bottles behind the counter, the mortuary still has caskets, and the mill echoes of the workers long since gone.

Enjoy the photos! (Click for full size)

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3 Responses to “Bodie Ghost Town: Echos of The Past”

  1. That’s awesome! I remember visiting Bodie when I was 14. My dad has a fascination with Ghost Towns so it was always a necessary stop when we were near one. I’m gonna have make a trip out to Bodie now that I’m older and can appreciate it more! Also gonna check out that McGee Creek campground!

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