"Mono Lake - A million years old!" Day Trip Tip by Jerelis

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  Beautiful view over Mono Lake.
by Jerelis

Mono Lake is almost a million years old and lies 2700 meters above sea level. Looking over Mono Lake offers a very impressive sight. Before the 2nd World War it must have been even more impressive, because at that time the lake used to be 7 times as large as it is today. The city of Los Angeles used the lake to provide the city of drinking water. You're now able to see a lot of bizar tuff which became visible when the water level dropped.

Because of less supply of glacier water the salt level is 7 times as high as the Dead Sea. You're able to see this history and it's future threats at the Mono Lake Visitors Center at Lee Vining.

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  • Written Aug 31, 2005
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