What a way to wake up in the morning. I had left the shade in our bedroom window open in hopes of a good sunrise and we sure got it. Joe woke me up to take a look and I soon ran out to get some pictures.
This desert lake has an unusually productive ecosystem based on brine shrimp that thrive in its waters, and provides critical nesting habitat for two million annual migratory birds that feed on the shrimp.
It is around 9 miles long and 13 miles wide and has two islands in the middle. We once tried to paddle to one of the islands and paddled and paddled and it never seem to get any closer.
Savannah is checking out the famous tufas. These interesting rock formations are actually a variety of limestone. The ones in Mono Lake are tufa columns that are associated with the saline water of this particular lake and are very unusual. They are just amazing and what an experience to be able to paddle among them.
What a sight to watch thousands of birds zooming around the lake , back and forth, always in formation.