Venture 13 miles up Bode Road from highway 395, if you dare. The infamous last 3 miles are unpaved, and feature a slippery gravel road surface tilted toward a precipice that threatens to send your vehicle careening down the sagebrush-covered slopes below.
The abandoned mining town of Bodie is closed to visitors at night, but we're able to get permission a few times each year to take a handful of photographers and stay into the night, when the wind is causing rusty weather vanes to move, doors to open and close, and pieces of tin roof and metal wire to bang against the wooden buildings.
There are over 100 buildings left in the Wild West "ghost town" of Bodie, California. Some of the town's buildings occasionally house park employees and volunteers, so when we're up there at night you occasionally see a light on.