Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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.