A brief intro…
I’m down to just a few days left before I begin the trip. I thought that some of you might be wondering where exactly I plan on going, and when I’ll be getting to each way-point. Well, it seems to me that if I give you all of that information in advance of actually making the ride, then the shine will come off of the penny.
But, it also seems that I should be able to give you a little teaser of where I’m going, and what the route looks like. So, I thought I would split the difference, and show you what day one is going to look like.
Day 1 will start with a 6AM departure from Lea’s house in Alameda. From there I’ll head East, towards Yosemite. I’ll cross Yosemite, exiting on the far side, hopefully having enough time to stop for Fish Tacos at the Whoa Nelly Deli. From the deli, I’ll continue East to Hwy 395, and then North until I see the turnoff for Bodie, California’s official ghost town.
The road to Bodie is about a 15 mile dirt road which I expect to be very hot and dusty. I’ll spend a few hours at Bodie, and then head to Bridgeport, CA, where I’ll spend the night.
The last time I visited Bodie we were in an SUV, and we were not spending the night in Bridgeport. So, on that occasion we retraced our steps to Hwy 395, and then went further North onto 395 towards our next stop. This time however, since I’ll be staying in Bridgeport, I’ll be leaving Bodie on the “Back Side”, following an alternate dirt road to Hwy 395 further North, and then South to Bridgeport.
So, that’s what day one will look like.
Sounds like fun, right?