Me at the beautiful, serene Mono Lake! It felt like I was on a different planet for some reason. I was with my cuzz & Eugene. We were finally doing another road trip outing right after Thanksgiving. This time, we headed to Mono Lake, CA. The weather was beautiful out for a trip!
More about Mono Lake:
Mono Lake is a large, shallow saline soda lake in Mono County, California, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. The surface elevation of the lake is currently at around 6,378. Mono Lake is believed to have formed back to the Long Valley eruption. Sediments located below the ash layer hint that Mono Lake could be a remnant of a larger and older lake that once covered a large part of Nevada and Utah, which would put it among the oldest lakes in North America. The unusual rock formations seen that grace Mono Lake's shores are known as tufa. The greatest concentration of these towers is located at the South Tufa grove just off Hwy 120 East, at the south end of Mono Lake. When the city of Los Angeles diverted water from the freshwater streams flowing into the lake, it lowered the lake level, which imperiled the migratory birds. The Mono Lake Community formed in response and won a legal battle that forced LA to partially replenish the lake level... (Trip taken place November 24-25, 2017)