Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Visiting the Tufas at Mono Lake

September 15, 2010 by  
Filed under All Non-Travel Photography, Mono Lake

On our road trip last week, after Yosemite, one of our stops was Mono Lake.

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This lake was believed to have formed at least 760,000 years ago. To me, one of the best parts of visiting Mono Lake was seeing the Tufas (calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water). They are fabulous and make for such fun photographs.

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The weather was perfect, so we headed out on the trail near the lake.

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Pops really loved the scent of the yellow brush that was all around the trail. He said it smelled like vanilla and popcorn to him

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We found out it was called “green rabbitbrush”.

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There are so many little bugs around the lake edge – luckily they don’t bother you or bite or anything – they just move away when you move near.

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This shot is for Emily over at “The Happy Home Blog” as she put up a similar one recently of her chow chow.

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Some of the tufa towers are amazing.

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Tufa Detail

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Hope you enjoyed the photos – more soon!

~Lita

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Comments

2 Responses to “Visiting the Tufas at Mono Lake”
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    !!! LOVING the silhouette of your frenchie! those ears are just too cute!

    when i was little, my parents took me to upstate new york to faux-spelunk in Howe Caverns. Totally got me hooked on rock formations. these are just gorgeous!
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    mom says:

    as fascinating as the Hoodoos at Zion. Your imagination just runs wild when seeing these formations.

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