We arrived at Bodie State Park late afternoon after driving all the way from Las Vegas through Death Valley. Located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it was easy to find from our drive up from Mono Lake. Highway 395 towards Bridgeport has some great views over the lake too. Don’t forget to stop off at one of the viewpoints. Cruising the rather empty road, we were at the Bodie State Park entrance.
At the entrance you follow the new smooth tarmac road onto a dirt road. Once we had arrived and parked up, we realised how cold it was compared to Death Valley! However that didn’t stop us from climbing out the car to explore. With our coats on, water in one hand and camera in the other we headed off into the historic abandoned mining town.