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    Great place to visit if you like history

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    A must see place. To just imagine the hardships these people faced to get gold out of the mines, and then spend it in the numerous saloons in the town. This is the WILD WEST…..At over 9,000 ft above sea level, the winters there are brutal and the summers are dry & hot.

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    A real ghost town – I like that it is not right off a highway thus protecting it somewhat.The best ghost town sites are the ones that are difficult to get to. Bodie isnt that hard to access, just a long slow road…big deal. Once there, imagine the thousands that lived there, along with the daily shootings, gambling, drinking, red light district and oh by the way, the very harsh effort of simply living. Even your firewood for heating/cooking had to be imported from no-so-nearby forests.Over the hill is Aurora which is far more difficult to reach, but also worthwhile.Remember, most ‘real’ ghost town and mining sites have little left other than the slight depressions where buildings once sat, a faint foundation perimeter of local stones (if a lucrative site), or simply the absence of sage where roads once were. If you are lucky, you see a collapsed building or stone basement. So, for Bodie to have many buildings intact is quite rare, especially since the town suffered fires that destroyed most buildings.Best thing to do is research a given site before you visit, so you can imagine the way things and people once were compared to what you experience in the present. Talk to locals and rangers if present and you can really get a feel for what the site was like.Have fun, pick up a piece of someone else’s litter and leave no trace!

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    My grandson likes Brodie so much he looks at pitchures he does research on it to

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    I’ve been to Bodie twice, and the second time was the more enriching of the two experiences. I suspect that like most things, the more you know about a subject, the better your appreciation. The first time I saw this ghost town, I knew nothing about it. The second visit found me a wiser man — unfortunately, also one whose mobility was not what it once was, and Bodie is a place that requires a sturdy pair of legs to fully enjoy. The town spreads over a large area — it was a town of 10,000 at one time, after all. Most of the streets are up or downhill as well. There is a good museum for smaller artifacts, such as old time crockery, at least one pistol, and a pair of Victorian era hearses too delicate to be left out in the extreme climate at 8,300 feet. If one can, it pays to visit the mills, the train station, the cemeteries and hike up Bodie Creek for outlying buildings. Don’t plan on a winter visit, however. The 15 foot snow drifts cover almost all the surviving sights.