While our mid September trip to the Eastern Sierra’s did not turn up any great Fall color photos, we visited Bodie, CA and it was way more interesting than I had expected.
I have three books on Bodie now – by Geissinger, Clapp and Furman and Sprague. I highly recommend all three and actually together.
The Sprague book has a reference to the Bodie Telegraph, where in April, 1877, the first telegram was sent to Genoa, Nevada:
“Bodie sends greetings and proclaims to the mining world that her gold mines are the most wonderful yet discovered”.
I still plan on photographing fall colors, but I’m having a wonderful time digging in to Bodies history (bad pun intended).