This is part of downtown Bodie with a dust devil in action. There were many of them that day, and the contact lenses in my eyes were not very happy. I think the best time to go there is in early September when the weather is more predictable, it’s still warm and the rabbit brush is in full splendor—and the road is still open. Spring is too cold and muddy, summer is too hot, and it’s closed during the winter months.