Bodie, a ghost town founded in 1876 and located at an elevation of 8,375 feet south of Bridgeport, California, is currently buried in deep snow. The Eastern Sierra area has been experiencing heavy snowfall with no way in or out, and more snowfall is expected.
Eric Draper of California State Parks was able to capture some images of the historic town from the top of Bodie Bluff when the sun came out recently. Despite the town’s closure, visitors can still see the historic structures and mining equipment peeking out from the snow from outside the park boundaries.
Here are some of the photos:
Another set of photos were also taken earlier in March showing an up-close look at the town completely buried:
Bodie State Park sits just to the east of Mammoth Lakes and Yosemite National Park, which have each received massive amounts of snowfall this winter. Mammoth Mountain is on the verge of breaking its all-time snow record and Yosemite was forced to close for nearly a month after it got buried with 15 feet of snow.
Bodie stands as a beautiful relic of what brought many of the early Californian’s to this beautiful state – the chance to strike it rich. Gold miners took approximately $34 million in gold during Bodie’s peak years. It’s also known for its curse, which brings bad luck to anyone who takes a relic from the area.