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The sign reads, "1880 ... Belfort ... 10,200 FT." Bodie was in full swing, and hard rock and hydraulic mining were mainstay industries in Nevada and California. Straddling the boundary between the two states, resting just below timberline, tiny Belfort was one tough place to subsist! Despite the altitude, access in summer and fall was not a hardship. Today's road rates as a milder 4WD trail.