Historic Ghost Town Hike
|Trip Date: 07/02/2016
Distance: 1.5 Miles
Vertical Gain: 100'
Group Size: 1
Hike Rating: Easy Moderate Hard Strenuous
GPX for this trip
|Waiting at the entrance to the Bodie State Park after the 17 mile drive in from Highway 395, the last three miles of which are on unpaved dirt road.|
|A look at the town from the
access road on the way to the parking area.
|Information plaque near the parking area with a good summary of the history of the town and area.|
|One of the first buildings on the tour is the old Methodist Church.|
|Looking east toward some of the older buildings which are not accessible at this time.|
|A little past the church is the area where an older style gas station was located, along the same street which once housed over 100 bars.|
|A look at
the old firehouse, which going by the printed tour guide will take you
right past it later on during the loop trip through town.
|A look back at the old hotel and in town.|
|The old schoolhouse a little further up the road from the hotel.|
|Looking north toward that end
of town, which was not visited this time around.
|The old vault is pretty much all that remains of the old bank in town.|
|Finishing up the loop hike through town, heading south toward the Methodist Church and hotel at the cross street up ahead.|
|Would have liked to check out just a little bit more of the town on this day, but after about an hour the weather began to turn quickly, and within 15 minutes of getting back to the car the clouds opened up on those still walking around the town.|
|GPS Track of the full hike.|