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Mono Lake/ Bodie/ Aurora PICS

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Killer Red Taco, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Jul 6, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    So a few yotas headed out to the Mono Lake area and did some exploring.

    Here is my picture show.



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    I have more to come. So stay tuned!!
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    silverbullet05

    silverbullet05 OnTheDarkSideOfTheMoon

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    looks like fun. thats a nice area

    Don't eat the fish at mono lake its like drinking the water in TJ
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Sweet pics. :D
     
  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    Here are a few more.

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  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 10:28 PM
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    Great pics.
     
  6. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:09 AM
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    Good to see 4Runners out getting it done.
     
  7. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:13 AM
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    great images.
     
  8. Jul 7, 2009 at 2:41 AM
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    I have considered visiting Bodie several times...
     
  9. Jul 7, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    Here is Bodie, we didn't have enough time to walk around.


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  10. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    Mr.Fahrenheit

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    dammit i missed it, hope you had a blast, def gonna try to go for the next one
     
  11. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    That looks awsome. Whats the story with that town? I enjoy hearing them, if they have any. Most are just towns that died down as the work ran out.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    Bodie was a boom town, Thousands flocked to Bodie to mine for gold. Only 5% of the original town is left. A fire came through and destroyed most of the town and everyone left. Today it is being preserved but not rebuilt.

    Aurora has the same story, but it is in Nevada and not protected like Bodie. Aurora has been destroyed by fire and Vandals. Aurora is still producing small amounts of ore.

    In the first pics is a pic. of a old railroad grade and ties. That was the Benton-Bodie RR, over a 100 yrs old and the RR ties are still there.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    Thanks for the breif history. I love that kinda stuff.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Where is this place and how come I never heard of it!?
     
  15. Jul 10, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    Looks like a fun run, always wanted to see Bodie its near death valley right?
     
  16. Jul 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    No it is about 250 miles to the north. It is by Bridgeport and Lee Vining.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    last year a few friends and I went up to the Panamint Range near Death Valley, it was a great experience. We had two vehicles, a 4Runner Limited and a Grand Cherokee. Both mostly stock and they didn't miss a beat.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    I will be up there next week. I'm planning for Bodie on tuesday. Is there a trail from Bodie to another mine?

    Any other good trails in that general area?

    Thanks
     
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    We stopped there on a quad ride one year. I believe we went from their to mono lake.
     
  20. Jul 12, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    just passed through here this weekend, wheeled a little trail they had adjacent to the lake. Fun little run, also hit some trails near the CA/NV border near Boundary Peak
     
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