- Mono Lake is one of the true geological and biological wonders of the country. It's essentially a large inland sea, ten times saltier than the ocean, supporting a large population of birds, along with massive numbers of brine shrimp and brine flies as their food source.
Over the millenia, carbonates bubbling up from underwater vents mixed with the salts in the water to form tufa, towers of rock that now lie exposed in many areas (since the lake's surface elevation has shrunk by many feet following decades of water removal by the city of Los Angeles).
In the South Tufa area, you can walk around the lakeshore and admire the otherwordly tufa formations, backed by the Sierras rising steeply to the west and the lonely desert stretching away to the easy. Go at sunrise or sunset for the best photography.
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