Currently I've got a trip to Bodie on my itinerary for my forthcoming trip to CA. I understand Bodie is a town in a maintained state of decay, and it certainly looks impressive on the photos I've seen.
What I'm wondering is whether a trip to a different ghost town might be more "authentic" because [I assume] other ghost towns are in a natural state of decay and aren't looked after by anyone, whereas Bodie is maintained as a state park. Does the fact that Bodie isn't truly abandoned and left to rot take away some of the magic?
What are peoples thoughts on this, and are there any recommendations on other ghost towns to see between Yosemite & the Grand Canyon?