Another photo from Bodie, CA. Bodie is an old mining town north of Mammoth, CA and June Lake. It is about 14 miles off the main road (Highway 395) and sits up on a plateau. Gold and silver were once mined there, until the mine closed in the early 1900's. The town itself was burned down in a fire started by a child about 1920. 95% of the buildings were burned. It was finally turned into a state park and you can visit Bodie during the summer months before the snows shut down the road. Several rangers live in rehabbed houses at Bodie and it is only open certain hours of the day (9:00 - 6:00 p.m.) and then the site is closed for the night. While the road is paved for about 9 miles, the rest of it is a dusty and ragged dirt road (be prepared to get your car extremely dusty and be sure you have good tires!) But, we enjoy our trips to Bodie and we try to get different photos each time. This one shows the old mining area through the doorway of a crumbling building. Brenda's Photo Challenge for June 5, 2010~~weathered and worn, that's Bodie!