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Rock Creek Message Board => Eastern Sierra Forum => Topic started by: Little Hardrock on March 15, 2017, 01:16:00 PM

Title: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Little Hardrock on March 15, 2017, 01:16:00 PM

ok, when I think of my trips to Bodie, I think hot, dry, take sunscreen and water.. seek out shade by the buildings...  I have never been there in the winter.   but this winter, I have saved several photos of Bodie that have been taken by the staff there ... and here is a whole new look at Bodie:


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/mar%207%202017_zpssiildnuh.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/mar%207%202017_zpssiildnuh.jpg.html)



(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/red%20barn%20jan%2025_zpsgsctls2o.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/red%20barn%20jan%2025_zpsgsctls2o.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%2013_zpsmyfhrsmo.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%2013_zpsmyfhrsmo.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%202017_zpsddhz75kk.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%202017_zpsddhz75kk.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%2012%202017_zpsgzaxacr0.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/jan%2012%202017_zpsgzaxacr0.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/FEB%207%20BY%20Ed%20draper_zps7mahje6d.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/FEB%207%20BY%20Ed%20draper_zps7mahje6d.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/feb%201_zpsxvlkjmho.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/feb%201_zpsxvlkjmho.jpg.html)


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/DV%20Cain%20house%20jan%2020_zpsgrgswzkb.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/DV%20Cain%20house%20jan%2020_zpsgrgswzkb.jpg.html)



(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/church%20jan%202017_zpspxtayvz0.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/church%20jan%202017_zpspxtayvz0.jpg.html)



and taken from the air:


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/feb%202%20seen%20from%20above_zpsigeeximq.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/feb%202%20seen%20from%20above_zpsigeeximq.jpg.html)

Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: papow on March 15, 2017, 07:26:09 PM
Wow, that is amazing. How have those buildings stood so long?
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Claremont Dude on March 15, 2017, 08:56:18 PM
LHR, ready to take a horseback ride there now?
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: RockToad on March 16, 2017, 05:03:42 AM
Awesome Little Hardrock!  Thanks for sharing these incredible pictures of such a fantastic place!
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: John Harper on March 16, 2017, 06:02:24 AM
That is really incredible!  Thank you for sharing.

John
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Packer on March 16, 2017, 09:21:53 AM
Visible proof of what a hard life it was to live there. I think that beats out the nastiness of the summer!
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: playingmenace on March 16, 2017, 11:36:04 AM
Wow, incredible images.
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: fishpole on March 16, 2017, 02:27:49 PM
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful pictures
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Gary C. on March 17, 2017, 02:15:25 AM
Beautiful pictures!! I agree that it gives at least a little bit of an idea what the winters were like for those early mine workers.
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: charlie on March 20, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing that.
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Hillbasher on March 22, 2017, 09:06:08 AM
When were these pictures taken?
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Little Hardrock on March 22, 2017, 09:36:14 AM
these were all taken during jan and feb..  and the first one posted may have been in early march

they just blew my mind with every new one I saw!   the maintenance man Eric is living out there this winter... 'Super Eric' and he is the photographer.

there is still no running water out there..they had to hault all earthquake inspections and repairs when the snow hit.

Terri G did say one thing I hadn't thought of tho.. the snow piled up against the buildings protects them from the insane winds that go thru there in the winter...

can you imagine the silence out there?   talk about being a lonely place!   
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: bj on March 22, 2017, 11:41:44 AM
You should have seen it in 1951 with nothing but rickety old buildings and tumbleweeds. No signs, no people- talk about a ghost town.
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Little Hardrock on April 03, 2017, 11:31:09 AM
and here is a recent flyover.. the big standard mill is at the bottom left of the pic...


(http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr20/newmountainbike/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/april%202_zpsmvq3e7hp.jpg) (http://s465.photobucket.com/user/newmountainbike/media/bodie%20winter%202016%202017/april%202_zpsmvq3e7hp.jpg.html)
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Obi96 on April 05, 2017, 12:33:06 PM
Thar's cold in them thar hills!
Title: Re: meanwhile, back in Bodie..
Post by: Little Hardrock on May 14, 2017, 10:11:01 AM
well Bodie is somewhat open!

the main road into town off of 395 will open tomorrow... but the park is open now.  (you can drive to within a mile of town via the cottonwood canyon road, and hike down from there)

but be advised..... THERE IS NO PUBLIC WATER AVAILABLE!     which also means the flush toilets are not working.  tho the park has brought in porta poitties for everyones use.   there are also some areas that will be taped / fenced off for public safety.    (all due to the earthquake damage from dec)   so bring drinking water!

so excited..   lil grey is telling me... walker burger is open, bodie is open...  road trip???? :)