Mono Lake is one of the most interesting and surreal places I have ever been. The lake, at 6,300 elevation, covers about 60 square miles and is one of the oldest in North America. Fresh water springs combine with the very salty lake, makes it two and a half times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as seawater. This combination also creates and forms unusual spires and knobs called "tufa". The tufa are bewteen 200 and 900 years old and stand majestically at the edge where the lake level has dropped. This was my first visit to Mono Lake and it will most definately not be my last.
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