Mono Lake is an endorheic basin which means its water has no where to drain. Since the water is trapped it’s reaches a high level of salinity. The lake also has a high-level of carbonates which creates intricate Tufa Towers of calcite which arise from springs at the bottom of the lake. This gallery also shares prints from California State Route 120 which leads to Mono Lake which highlights the amazing open skies of the Eastern Sierras.
Keywords:California, California State Route 120, Lee Vining, Mono Lake, Mono Lake County, Mono Lake Tufa State Natural Reserve, Sierra Nevada Mountains, Tufa Towers
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