Bodie State Park
Summer is never long enough.
There is always so much to do, and never enough time in which to do it. Yet, I always find myself wishing that I had done or seen more when it ends.
This summer, however, I had the good fortune to spend a week in the Eastern Sierra, enjoying the high mountains, the fishing, the beautiful lakes and rivers, and the many hiking trails.
Oh, and the snow. I know! It sounds crazy, but there was still snow at the higher altitudes this late in the summer, which, along with the afternoon thunderstorms, added to the wild and rugged allure of the area.
I have many photos to go through, but here is one to start with as I go through more of the others.
It is a giant gear wheel that leans abandoned in the ghost town of Bodie, CA. It was taken as an afternoon thunderstorm (with bright cracks of lightning) dropped ran on the state park.