Bodie Off The Beaten Path

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    Bumpy Road ..But worth it..

    by BigMoons Written Jan 29, 2007

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    When going to Bodie.. Make sure you go in the late spring or summer months..As the snow may prevent travel. Its in the mountains and on a good dirt road .. Once you park and start your tour.. try to look at all the buildings and their story.. There are park guides there and a gift shop..What I found interesting there was the church and school house. Also the mortuary with the small caskets still in the room. Also that some of the park rangers still live there .. And do repairs to the buildings.. There are so much photo opportunities there.. If you can, take the mill tour..

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    Brine Flies

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Brine Flies, Mono Lake, California

    Brine flies practically covered the surface of the shallow of Mono Lake. In the past, protein starved Mono Indians harvested and ate the larvae, giving them the name Mono - meaning "fly eating".

    While Mono Lake is an extremely serene looking place, the overwhelming smell of the salt water and seagull poo in the desert heat and the thought of eating fly larvae all combined to make my visit to Mono Lake a very short one.

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    Tufa Towers at Mono Lake

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Tufa Towers at Mono Lake, California

    Tufa towers begin their life underwater. Freshwater calcium-bearing springs come up through the bottom of Mono Lake. The calcium chemically combines with carbonate-rich lakewater to form calcium carbonate, or tufa. This solid material settles out, forming towers, with the spring water pushing up inside them. The towers cease to grow as they are exposed to the air by the declining lake level.

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    Mono Lake

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Mono Lake, California

    Mono Lake is located just a few miles out of the town of Bodie. It is a beautiful lake, made up of salty lakewater combined with underground freshwater springs.

    The lake is a circle of life in the true sense of the word. Algae within the lake capture the sun's energy, then become food for brine flies and tiny shrimp which, in turn, are then eaten by birds. Bottom dwelling bacteria decompose dead plants and animals into detritus that fertilizes the algae, and the cycle renews itself.

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    I found an old can!

    by kylian74 Updated May 7, 2004

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    old can at Bodie

    Just thought of sharing this pic.
    I saw these close to the parking area, even you'll find more old stuff within Bodie...It might not so interesting but it's a part of Bodie. Anything what you've found within the park strictly not allowed to bring home,..well what can I do with that can.

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    Large Tufa Towers

    by travelgirl3 Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Tufa Towers, Mono Lake, California

    Some of the towers can be up to 6 feet tall. They are a very peculiar sight, rising up out of the water like giant statues.

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    Snow still there

    by kylian74 Updated May 7, 2004
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    Spring in town! There's still snows in Bodie, those are what you see in whites, No wonder how cold and snowy it is here in the winter, and probably hot in the summer due to less shadow and no trees.

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    In search of gold?

    by kylian74 Updated May 7, 2004
    look on!

    I told hobby, look at the ground you might find some pieces of gold!...kidding!!

    I wish!!.. but where to dig and find the ideal place.

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