Back on the California side of the border, Bodie was also a  mining town  this time for gold, but is now a ghost town. Although  inhabited solely by rangers and accessed across a fairly inhospitable trail it provides an insight into the harshness of life in the early days.

The old mine workings are still there if delapedated

The rangers sell a useful guide to the town, but people still get lost.

There were only two brick buildings in town the saloon bar......

and the liquor lock up!

No we didn't stay in the hotel - it looked a touch draughty!