Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Mono Lake California

Mono Lake
Mono lake is fed by freshwater streams running from the High Sierra mountains of California. There is no outlet for the lake and it's water is 2-3 times saltier than the ocean. The only life living in the lake are the 4-6 trillion brine shrimp. During the summer swarms of black alkali flies carpet the shoreline. You can book a two hour boat tour from the restored Tioga Lodge. Private tours are also available but must be booked in advance.
Mono Lake