Masonic, Bodie & Aurora Trip - 06/08/2018

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Kent R

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Tentative itinerary;
Friday 1200-1230 meet at the air down spot at Masonic Road and 182. Make sure everyone tops off gas in Bridgeport. Travel to just west of the Masonic town/mine site and camp overnight. Several mines along the route.
Saturday, Travel to Bodie arrive mid morning, then through Aurora Canyon to Aurora. Awesome cemetery, old town site and mining equipment, road to mines is a dead end so carpool up. Lots of mines to explore. Camp somewhere in the Aurora area Saturday night.
Sunday, backtrack through Aurora Canyon and then south to Mono Lake on a narrow gauge railroad bed. At Mono lake air up and travel home.

Contact for trip information and RSVP;
Kent Reynolds, fireretiredgfd@gmail.com, 530-919-7983

Trip Leader;
Tom White, Twhite@twwoverland.com, Forum TWW Overland, Ham-W6TWW

Meet up;
SFO members - meet up June 8 at 0900 hrs at Fresh Pond on Highway 50.
Reno members - meet up 1200-1230 hrs just north of Bridgeport at Masonic Road off of Highway 182/Sweetwater Road. 38.309204 -119.213544

Comms;
SFO trail freq. 146.460, Alt is GMRS CH15 no tone. Spare radios are available.

Vehicle limit;
15 vehicle limit with SFO having first priority then Reno. Kent will be the contact for RSVP.

Trail;
Moderate trail with one shallow water crossing in Aurora Canyon.

GPS coordinates;
Fresh Pond meet-up- 38.76003 -120.53021
Masonic Road, Air down- 38.30920 -119.21354
Friday camp spot- 38.35877 -119.14358
Bodie rest area- 38.21878 -119.01051
Aurora Cemetery- 38.29113 -118.90097
Aurora Ore Stamp/town site- 38.28765 -118.90269
Mines/Willow Ravine- 38.28248 -118.89432



 

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JKU Ray

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My 10 y.o. son and I are in! Please let me know if any other kids will also going.
 

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Sounds like a great trip. Would like to go but wife thinks it's too much driving from BA for a one day trip. Hopefully next time. Have a great time!
 

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Wish I could go on this one, visited Bodie for the first time as a teen; still remember lots about it. We will be enjoying other four wheeling activities that weekend.
 

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Thx for the invite but unable to play in the dirt next weekend. Looking forward to doing so soon. -Dutch
 

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Thank you for the invite....would absolutely love to go on this because I had to cancel a similar trip in late March this year due to snow at Bodie, but my daughter has finals next week and can't take a weekend long trip until school is out. Have fun everyone.
 

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Aaargh, I want to go so bad. I cant get away on sunday though.... :( I so badly want to do a thur fri sat version of this....
 

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I would also be up for a 3 or 4 day trip in the future around this area
 

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Just got done with the briefing and they are on they'er way.
 

Kent R

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Any .gpx or .kml files from this trip?


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I will ask the leader of the trip.
If for some reason he doesn't have it I can send you the way points.
 
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