Bodie Victorian Hotel
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... of gold. Gold was discovered here in 1859 by W.S. Bodey and E.S. Taylor. Unfortunately for Mr Bodey, he froze to death in a Blizzard on the way back there with supplies that year. Worse still, they didn't even spell the name of the town in the same way as his. Poor chap.
Bodie was, at its height, over 2000 buildings (some 60 of which were saloons) and with a population of 8,500. It even had its own Chinatown. However, ...
... and unstable ground under the water and ended up wearing Ben's flip flops as mine were not water proof. I am not sure if these helped or hindered my progress to be honest, and after Ben and I carefully picked our way into the lake I was made to lie down and float just to demonstrate how the salt water keeps you afloat. This done, and several cuts discovered I made fairly rapid progress back to shore haha! After this we used our emergency water we had filled up ...
... in the water and along the shore. These objects are tufa towers - mineral structures created when fresh water springs push through the lakes alkaline waters.
It was a long day and a hard push getting through the Sierra's but the journey looks like it will be well worth it.
We will be here until Sunday.
... loop, a lady waved us down from the only occupied campsite. “Are you staying here tonight?”, she asked. “Perhaps”, the response. “Well you can have this site for free, we paid for tonight and have to go home to Carson City.” she offered. “In that case, yes, we are staying.” said we.
It turned into a very pleasant afternoon with literally no one else in the campground. Even ...
... do remember that." "History is standing atop Masada, looking down on the sweep of the desert below and the shimmering Dead Sea and imagining the Roman siege and the people taking their own lives rather than surrendering to enslavement. History is looking down on the old walls of Jerusalem, reconstructed by King Saliman, glowing golden in the evening light and imagining a time long ago where our people struggled yet flourished in the Promised Land."