Visiting the Tufas at Mono Lake
On our road trip last week, after Yosemite, one of our stops was Mono Lake.
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.
The weather was perfect, so we headed out on the trail near the lake.
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
We found out it was called “green rabbitbrush”.
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.
This shot is for Emily over at “The Happy Home Blog” as she put up a similar one recently of her chow chow.
Some of the tufa towers are amazing.
Hope you enjoyed the photos – more soon!