Friday, May 14, 2010

Mono Lake

After a few hours drive north we've reached Mono Lake. From here we'll
make a number of stops heading back to Lone Pine campground, for our
second night there.

At this first stop we're looking at the tufa mounds exposed along the
south shore of Mono Lake. These are calcium carbonate mounds that
formed around underwater springs in Mono Lake, and are now exposed by
lowered lake levels. Lake levels are so low now because of the
diversion of water to Los Angeles.

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