Tufas at Mono Lake
We went to see the South Tufas area in Mono Lake. The tufas are calcium carbonate spires that form underwater. Due to Los Angeles’s draining of the lake, the tufas were exposed. The tufas aren’t very strong material, so they need to be protected. This means, no climbing on tufas, and no breaking off pieces to take home as a souvenir. When we got there, the place was a zoo filled with people, tripods, and cameras. We were discouraged to see people climbing on top of the tufas, wedging their tripods in between. Eventually we found our niche on the other side with more mellow folks watching the birds swim.
Tufa at Mono Lake
Mono lake is also a critical nesting spot for migrating birds
Sunset at Mono Lake