Do not hesitate to go here. It is a lovely drive to get here (roughly an hour from Mammoth Lakes). It is 3 miles of rough gravel at the end, make sure to give time for this and a car that can handle it (Ford Fusion was just fine but had to make sure to pay full attention). I am sold it is gravel at the end to limit the amount of people that will go here.
Bodie is an absolute gem for people who like architecture, history, and photography. I went twice to make sure my coworker could go also. It is not very often you see such a preserved mining town. Bodie has a really creepy feel to it, almost like you expect it to be haunted or a scene of a horror film which is pretty awesome. Given the location and the harsh winters I am shocked they did it so well to preserve this town. The road to get here isn't maintained in the winter so make sure to check it is open.
A day trip to Bodie and Mono Lake is a great combination.
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