MUSIC - I cheat the hangman by the Doobie Brothers
Photographed in 2009. Digital
Location: about 15 miles east of US 395 on California SR 270. Approximately 15 miles south of Bridgeport, California. Located in eastern California, halfway between Reno and Bishop.
I realize this isn't a ballpark or an arena, BUT they did play baseball here in Bodie in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
One of the most well preserved ghost towns of the old west. Literally in the middle of nowhere. Bodie is about 15 miles south of Bridgeport, California off US 395. The end of the slideshow is Mono Lake in Mono County, which is about 30 miles south of Bodie on US 395. Mono Lake is just north of the small town of Lee Vining. Mono Lake was where the Clint Eastwood movie high plains drifter was filmed. The fictional town of Lago was right by the lake. I found the spot where the town was. The movie was shot in 1973, and there is nothing left of Lago. The area has returned to brush land. Mono Lake and Bodie were also used in the rock group Cinderella's video for "you don't know what you've got till it's gone". The video was mainly shot at Mono Lake, but there were scenes in Bodie too.
As you drive to Bodie off SR 270, the road is paved....part of the way. Halfway to Bodie, it turns into a dirt road. NOT recommended in snow.
You can see where the paved road ends...and the fun begins. The road is driveable with a car, except when it rains or snows. For snow, they close the road.
Looking west on SR 270 towards the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Snow and glaciers are year round in the high country.
Bodie is at about 8400 feet. Even in summer, carry a jacket. This day that I went to Bodie, it started out sunny. And literally within 20 minutes, the temp. dropped 30 degrees and the rain came, along with the winds. It went from 75 to 45 real quick....
On this spot is where they played baseball in the late 1800's.
Looking east towards Mono Lake.
The spot where Lago was. "welcome to HELL boys"
Clint Eastwood coming into Lago.... with Mono Lake in the background.