Mike Chowla
Eastern Sierra June 2008:


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Nine miles down a dirt road, Masonic feels much more remote than Bodie. It has many fewer buildings than Bodie but its state of continuing decay gives it the feel of being a relic from a different time. On the day I visited, there was hardly anyone else out there. Only a couple of dirt bikers. The sense of isolation that the miners must have felt is still palpable.

Chemung Mine
Chemung Mine
Decaying Shack
Decaying shack

The view over one of the mining buildings.

The Masonic mine site