Horse Creek Pass is one of those options that can get the intrepid hiker into the northern sections of the Yosemite backcountry. It is not for the beginning hiker. The way climbs steeply out of the road end at Mono Village on a maintained trail for the first mile and a half, gaining a hanging valley. From where the trail switchbacks away from the...more
Rhino's bar and Grill is a great place to have a pizza or burger and wash it down with a beer or two. The bar is stocked with a great selection of top and bottom shelf liquors and has about 9 beers on tap. The food is incredibly inexpensive when compared to the outrageous prices that the other restaurants in Bridgeport charge. The bartenders and...more
The Hays Street Cafe is the only restaurant in town that serves breakfast - and they do a good job at it! Everything on the menu is made from scratch. You get a giant cup of coffee with breakfast that will definately jump start your day. Since it is the only breakfast joint in town you might have to wait a bit for a table. I strongly suggest...more
Location: 50 miles south of Lake Tahoe, in California, 13 miles east of Highway 395 on Highway 270, which is 6 miles south of Bridgeport near the Nevada border. FYI: Highway 270 is open only sporadically in the winter time and is not paved on the final 3 miles to Bodie. Information: Bodie State Historic Park; P.O. Box 515; Bridgeport, California...more
With 4WD, take Bodie Creek Road from Aurora, Nevada. Flash floods through narrow canyons are always a possibility especially rain storms in the mountains. We didn't have to use 4WD but the road is very bumpy in places.See the old telegraph lines. Stop and smell the flowers. Take only pictures, leave only footprints.more
Flash floods can occur unexpectedly. Listen to weather reports. Always have a plan to get to higher ground; which may mean abandoning your vehicle and belongings.
Luggage and bags:
Flexible luggage or duffles.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: tennis shoes, hiking boots, rain gear, layers of clothing
Photo Equipment: anything from disposable to ulta slick cameras and lenses.
Miscellaneous: ice chest for lunches and cold drinks