Bodie California

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Summer’s here, road trip time. Whether you plan to head north or south, find a way to go via US Route 395 on the Sierra Nevada’s east side. Route 395 was once known as The Three Flags Highway, because the original ran from the Mexican border to British Columbia. What a trip it is, still.

The summer view is distraction enough, the grand drama of the Sierra’s craggy eastern side, all that snow.