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Bodie State Historic Park!

  • Sep 28, 2013 · 6:30 AM

Join us on a fantastic adventure as we visit a genuine gold-mining ghost town…Bodie State Historic Park!

We'll travel to Bodie via Highways 50/89/395/270 and along the way enjoy some (hopefully) spectacular fall color in Hope Valley, Monitor Pass and the Eastern Sierra. We'll have lunch at Bodie and then everyone is on their own to tour the park, including the Museum and Visitor Center, at their own pace. You can stay at the park as long as you'd like (it closes at 6pm); optional activities on the way home include visiting Travertine Hot Springs near Bridgeport and taking fall color photos.

Bring: clothing for temperatures that can range from the 50s-70s, lunch/snacks, water/drinks, sunglasses, sunblock, comfortable walking shoes, clean shoes to wear on the way home and a bag to put your dirty shoes in, camera, swimsuit/towel (optional; for Travertine Hot Springs) and money for $7 per person park entrance fee and optional carpooling (suggested driver reimbursement is $4/per hour of driving per person; it's about a four hour drive to the park). Attendees are solely responsible for making carpool arrangements at the Folsom meeting place or before the outing date. The last three miles of the road to the park is gravel, but it's suitable for standard passenger vehicles. No dogs. Rain, snow or adverse road conditions cancels. There's no estimated return time to Folsom.

Meet at the Iron Point Rd. Light Rail Park & Ride in Folsom (from east or westbound Hwy. 50 take the Folsom Blvd. exit in Folsom, turn left, go ½ mile, turn right onto Iron Point Rd. and take the first right into the long/narrow parking lot located right on the corner of Folsom Blvd. and Iron Point Rd., across the street from the light rail station and beneath Chili's restaurant). Optional stop at the Folsom Starbuck's (Iron Point Rd. and Prairie City Rd.) for coffee and munchies before we hop onto Hwy. 50 and head to Bodie.

Optional: consider booking a hotel room in the Bridgeport or Lake Tahoe area for Saturday night to break up the ride home. Attendees are solely responsible for finding, reserving and paying for accommodations, paying any reservation cancellation fees and coordinating reservations and room sharing with other attendees.

Information

Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie weather forecast

Bodie Yelp reviews (61 reviews; 5 star average) 

Sacramento Bee article about Bodie 

California Fall Color Report  

Travertine Hot Springs 

California State Parks Foundation (support our parks!)

 Bodie (approaching park entrance station)



 Bodie



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 Bodie



 Travertine Hot Springs



 Monitor Pass (Highway 89)

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  • Janice Marie F.

    I loved Bodie...and the Travertine Hot Springs afterwards :-) in fact I think it's a must to do a soak in the springs after haunting around Bodie ;-)

    September 29, 2013

  • Liz C.

    Great trip! Really enjoyed meeting my carpool mates. We all enjoyed the hot springs and found Bodie very interesting.

    September 29, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      Yes I concur with Liz...and thank you very much Liz for being the designated driver :-)

      September 29, 2013

  • barbara j.

    I tried long story I m on my way home from Bodie Historical park via Hawthorne Nevada and interstate 95
    Next time I will carpool instead of going it alone
    Sorry I missed u all hope u had a great time

    September 28, 2013

  • James

    Linda and I will meet the group at the designated meetup point at the park.

    September 28, 2013

  • Jeff

    For those of you planning on driving straight to Bodie, meet us between 10:30am and 11am at the Bodie picnic area located at the far northern part of the park and adjacent to an area denoted on the park map as the "Parr House ruins" (look for the picnic bench symbol on the map). Park map: http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/509/files/BodieMap.pdf

    September 27, 2013

    • barbara j.

      I decided to meet you all there. See you then

      September 27, 2013

  • Chuck P.

    Can anyone suggest a motel in Bridgeport? I'm not looking for fancy, only something clean and quiet. Something you've stayed in before. Thanks!

    August 14, 2013

    • Herb B.

      Perhaps 10 years ago, I stayed in the Walker River Lodge in Bridgeport. It was fine. It offers a free continental breakfast, but my plan is to return to the nearby (across the street, I think) Hays Street Cafe, which offered a terrific hot breakfast. Recent Trip Advisor reviews indicate that the Cafe's food is still good.

      August 16, 2013

    • Herb B.

      I am still planning to stay in Bridgeport overnight on Saturday. Are there other folks planning to stay there overnight? This might help us plan ahead a bit and see if any carpooling arrangements are practical.

      September 27, 2013

  • Greg

    Hey Jeff we're heading up tonight & we'll be @ Bodie around
    10:30 a.m. tomorrow hope to see y'all there

    September 27, 2013

  • van

    what time we get back in sac???

    September 9, 2013

    • Jeff

      Between 10:30 and 11.

      September 26, 2013

    • Chuck P.

      Thanks! See you then.

      September 26, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Yes...almost here...Saturday :-D...

    September 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds wonderful!

    September 25, 2013

  • Jeff

    A final request to please remove yourself from this trip no later than today (Wednesday, September 25) if you won't be attending. I'd like to get a final headcount so I'll know how many driving direction sheets I need to print out. A final trip informational email will be sent out Thursday, September 26. Thank you.

    September 25, 2013

  • barbara j.

    I am planning to spend Sat. night in Bridgeport. If anyone is planning on doing the same and wants to share a ride, let me know

    September 9, 2013

    • Herb B.

      H. Suson---are you staying overnight?

      September 24, 2013

    • HSuson

      It depends on the cost. Who is carpooling and returning that same day?

      September 25, 2013

  • Herb B.

    The default meeting location is the Iron Point Rd. Light Rail Park & Ride in Folsom.
    Since I live in Davis, I am not familiar with this Folsom lot. Is it reasonably safe to park a car in this lot overnight? I plan to overnight in Bridgeport.

    September 24, 2013

  • Liz C.

    This sounds wonderful! And I can drive. I'be happy to have company if anyone needs a ride.

    September 8, 2013

    • Liz C.

      Yes.

      September 24, 2013

    • Liz C.

      11th and P at 6am

      September 24, 2013

  • Chuck P.

    I'm going up to Tahoe Friday night so will meet people up there if that ends up working out. Everyone have fun.

    September 23, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I'm so stoked for this hike...I've been wanting to visit Bodie since being back in California :-D... It's going to be such a fun group hike :-D...

    September 22, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I'll try to make it to the next one. Something came up for this weekend.

    September 17, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    Whoa!!! lots of hikers...and this'll be my first hike of this fall :-D

    August 27, 2013

  • Janice Marie F.

    I'd love to go on this hike! I would need to carpool from I guess the 11/P or somewhere Downtown. I live on 17th Street off Vallejo off Freeport where it meets 21st Street. I will contribute $30 gas carpool money, which roughly = $4 per hour. As I've been wanting to go here for as long as I've been living back in Sacramento :-)...

    August 16, 2013

    • Janice Marie F.

      I'm fine with leaving at 6am or as early as needed from 11th & P. I really really want to do this awesome location hike :-D...

      August 19, 2013

  • Herb B.

    I have booked a room at the Walker River Lodge in Bridgeport. Though I am not looking to share a room, I would be happy to take a passenger from Bodie to Bridgeport to this or another nearby motel, then head back together at a relaxed pace to the Sacramento area the following day. This sounds like a fun trip--I have wanted to see Bodie for a long time, but have not made it so far.

    August 12, 2013

  • Herb B.

    I can drive my 1998 AWD CRV and take one passenger. I plan to look for a motel to stay overnight following the excursion. I expect to be pretty tired!

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds wonderful!

    August 11, 2013

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