Friday, June 30, 2017
Great drive, great weather that day with stunning views of the mountains. I'm so glad we made the time to go.
I have wanted to go up to Bodie for decades, as much to see the dramatic views back to the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains, as to see the historic town itself. Here are some of the vistas we saw on the road up to the top of the Bodie hills, and some shots from around the town. Bodie itself sits at an elevation of 8,379 feet (2554m) with the surrounding summits being almost 10,000 feet. The dry terrain and lack of trees gives the perfect platform for viewing the higher Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west. In the distance are Eagle Peak, Twin Peaks, Mt. Dana etc., and beyond them the Yosemite National Park high country. The Bodie Hills are in both California and Nevada, but all of this area is in California.