My picture is just above the cemetery near a barbed wire fence. To get a more closer shot to the above picture I would have had to move a few hundred feet to the left (or northwest) and possible higher. At the time I was content with this because I wanted to take more pictures and video in the town itself which is where the real cool stuff is.
This is one of those areas I go to every few years since I live nearby during the summer. It is different now when I go in that there is always a lot more people now. I remember a time in the early 1980's I was with a bunch of relatives, and we were the only ones around. Back then there were areas you could go to there that you can not go these days.
Although I could probably rifle out a lot of facts and history about this place I will probably content myself into just focusing on the movie locations and some of the tidbits that go along with those. There is tons of stuff about this ghost town in print, on video, and online.
(EDIT: As of December 2010, I have added many new Bodie blog entries and three new videos. Please check my blogs found here for all the latest.)