Video – Trail Ride to Masonic and Bodie Ghost Town

Quad-ATV Trail ride to Masonic Ghost Town and Mine and Bodie Ghost Town – Mono County CA with Keith, Linda, Cherilyn and Harvey.

If you like the old gold rush history this ride takes you there…take 15 minutes and enjoy the ride!

Bridgeport, CA is the starting point of our ATV trail ride to go explore Bodie Ghost Town and the Masonic Mine town. You will enjoy a lot of history on these rides!

Masonic, CA – elevation 8000 ft – was built on three levels or terraces with the middle level having the main street through town. Now a ghost town with no residents but rodents – way back in its beginning in 1860 it was named Masonic because most of the residents were masons.

Bodie, CA a town “frozen in time”: In 1859 William (a.k.a. Waterman) S. Bodey discovered gold near what is now called Bodie Bluff. A mill was established in 1861 and the town began to grow. It started with about 20 miners and grew to an estimated 10,000 people by 1880!

“Bodie is the best preserved ghost town in California. Perhaps the country! Bodie was once a thriving gold mining town with 10000 residents in 1879.”(bodie.com)
Fascinating!