"~Lee Vining ~" Top 5 Page for this destination Lee Vining by Yaqui
Lee Vining Travel Guide: 116 reviews and 312 photos
Mono Lake is a beautiful body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, 1 million years old to be exact -- one of the oldest lakes in North America.
Throughout its long existence, salts and minerals have washed into the lake from Eastern Sierra streams. Freshwater evaporating from the lake each year has left the salts and minerals behind so that the lake is now about 2 1/2 times as salty and 80 times as alkaline as the ocean. It has some of the most beautiful "tufa towers," calcium-carbonate spires and knobs formed by interaction of freshwater springs and alkaline lake water
The name of this community honors Leroy Vining. In 1852 lt was Tredwell Moore and soldiers of the 2nd Infantry pursued indians of Chief Tenaya's tribe from Yosemite across the Sierra via Bloody Canyon. They took back mineral samples and a prospecting party was organized. In this group were the Vinings, Lee & Dick, who established a camp at what is now Lee Vining Creek.
- Pros:Has many servicing and beautiful mountain views.
- Cons:Can be gusty during summer, and icy in winter.
- In a nutshell:See some of natures creations!
The yard adjacent to the Upside-Down House and Old School House Museum has many agriculture equipment on display. Just... more travel advice
This was something I missed and always wanted to see, so on our way to Reno we stopped here. What a fascinating little... more travel advice
Yaqui's Related Pages
Lee Vining Travel Guide
Member Travel Pages
- "~Lee Vining ~"
- "Save Mono Lake!"
- "Mono Lake, a recovering endangered ecosystem!"
- "Mono Lake"
- "Base Camp for Eastern Yosemite and Mono Lake"
- "Lee Vining, California."
- "Mono Lake (near the town of Lee Vining)"
- See All...
- Things to Do in Lee Vining
- Hotels in Lee Vining
- Transportation in Lee Vining
- Restaurants in Lee Vining
- Shopping in Lee Vining
- See All...
Badges & Stats in Lee Vining
- 22 Reviews
- 70 Photos
- 0 Forum posts
- 12 Comments
- See All Stats
- See All Badges (201)
Have you been to Lee Vining?Share Your Travels
Latest Activity in Lee Vining
Photos in Lee ViningSee All Photos (70)
Top 10 Pages
- Top 5 Page for this destination Las Vegas Intro, 290 reviews, 1093 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Los Angeles Intro, 153 reviews, 538 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination California Intro, 123 reviews, 563 photos, 1 travelogue
- Top 5 Page for this destination Oahu Intro, 102 reviews, 486 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Worth Intro, 118 reviews, 333 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Bakersfield Intro, 95 reviews, 345 photos, 4 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination Tehachapi Intro, 82 reviews, 308 photos, 9 travelogues
- Top 5 Page for this destination San Diego Intro, 97 reviews, 282 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Sedona Intro, 104 reviews, 253 photos
- Top 5 Page for this destination Pasadena Intro, 67 reviews, 275 photos