The last ten miles: never paved, created for travel by stagecoach.
Frozen in time, and in "arrested decay," Bodie was, in the late 1800s, one of the busiest gold mining towns in California, with a population beyond 10,000.
The miners lived here during scorching summers and brutal winters, supported by food merchants, saloons, brothels, and gunslingers, all eager for a slice of the treasure they unearthed from the ground.
Everyone is long gone; Bodie has been fully abandoned for over half-a-century.
Now it is the largest, best-preserved ghost town in the country; a California landmark and state park.