Our first stop: the Casa Diablo geothermal plant near Mammoth Lakes.
At the Casa Diablo Geothermal Energy site, Teresa and Lori show off their matching outfits.
Jim Shallcross of Ormat introduces the group to geothermal energy systems.
Jim shows the plant's isobutane storage and cooling facility--with the snowy Sierras in the background.
Lots of questions from the crowd!
En route to Bodie, a stop at the Conway Summit overlook, with Mono Lake in the background.
Bodie State Historic Park--a preserved 'ghost town' in the remote Bodie hills.
Our new best friend pays us a visit at the Bodie picnic area.
Checking in on one of the preserved homes at Bodie State Historic Park.
Lori, Mariela, and Kevin check for clues for the big Bodie scavenger hunt.
Kevin, Mariela, and Lori, searching for more hidden items.
A California Gull, perched atop the flagpole at the Bodie Hotel.
Ranger Chris, aka "Mrs. Hoover" greets us for our tour of the Bodie Stamp Mill.
Mrs. Hoover greets the crowd at the entrance to the stamp mill.
Showing off the 19th century mill technology.
John gets a job as a double-hammer operator.
Inside the mill, the group sees the inner workings of the milling process.
Looking for volunteers for the mill jobs
Ahhhh... a little R&R at the Travertine Hot Springs near Bridgeport.
The group shares the spring with John and Molly, our new buddies from Washington state.
The hydrothermal mud makes an excellent war paint!
Bath buddies Izzat and Garrett.
John shows off his new dragonfly 'tattoo'
Maddie towers above the travertine ridge.