Took this on a recent solo road trip up north to the ghost town of Bodie. It was both exhilerating and frightening to take off on the road alone and drive so far from everyone I knew. The idea was to just drive without trying to plan where I would go and what I would do- a real change from how I normally am! The trip took 3 days in total, with lots of motels and quaint little diners on the way. Surprisingly, the ghost town itself was a little anti-climactic as I didn't get many good pictures. It was full of tourists and rangers and was largely boarded off from the public. But I found this place called Fossil Falls as I was driving. I was the only person there, so I got to hike the area alone. This is volcanic rock which gives way to a 40 foot gorge beneath me where a waterfall used to flow. Once inhabited by native americans, it seems to have become something of a forgotten pit stop now that all the water has dried up. Being here as the sun went down was definitely the highlight of my trip. Some moments I have to pinch myself. I feel so lucky to be alive.

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