I am wanting to setup a run to Bodie, Ca and areas north to Tahoe.
Date: Hoping for Labor day weekend would be a 3-4 day trip.
Staging in Oakdale, Ca meet and greet. At 7:00 am and we would need to be moving by 8 am. Would travel over Sonora Pass (hwy 108). Then proceed to Bridgeport, Ca where we could fuel up and get some last minute supply's. Should arrive before noon.
Then we could set out to Masonic (an abandoned mining camp) then travel south to Bodie (state hist. park, ghost town). We could spend a few hours here depending on the time, I like to hit up Aurora, Nv (mining camp) time allowing.
We could then camp up at Twin Lakes, west of Bridgeport.
We could Check out the Bodie Hills in the morning. And then would like to Head north up Hwy. 395 to Hwy. 89 & Hwy. 395 Junction (about a 1 hr drive) and head up Monitor Pass to Loupe Canyon. And we could run the Barney Riley trail and explore the catacomb of trails in the area. We could camp in the area, will be undeveloped and will defiantly be ruffing it.
Day three is very open, we could split up and do some fishing on the East Fork of the Carson River, Or we could do some more exploring the trails. We could also go over too Virginia City or Lake Tahoe. We could find another campground where ever we head. I figured this could be the wives or Gf's day.
Say our goodbyes and head home, we could caravan back to the valley down Hwy. 50 or Hwy 88.
This is a very ruff idea for this trip and is very open to input and changes. I am by no means a expert of the Bodie area and someone familiar with this area would be great.
4 wheel drive is a plus but a capable driver with a prerunner with a locker would be ok. Recovery points front and rear of vehicle (stock ok). Enough food and water for planned days plus 2 extra days for every person. Extra fuel (gas cans). Spare tire. Recovery straps 30 ft preferred, shackles. First aid kit. Basic map and or GPS. CB or two radio; cell service is very rare. Basic necessities like toiletries, clothes. Also a way to air tires back up, IE air compressor or tank.
Barney Riley info
Barney riley is 4wd only or recommend but there is room to park trucks that don't want to attempt the trail, and could ride with others.
I don't want this to be a Norcal only event, would like for Nevada guys to join us at bodie, and would love for some Socal guys to come with us.