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“Nice for a one time visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mono Lake

Mono Lake
US 395, CA 93541
760 647 6595
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking, Birdwatching
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BONANZA
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“Nice for a one time visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Being a photographer and seeing the images others have producted from the tuffa formations, I have always wanted to visit the lake.

It isn't what I thought it could be. There are some formations on the south shore heading east along the lake, but you have to really watch for the signs to get you there.

There is a fee to park before you head out along the lake. Could figure out why a natural lake would have a fee... I was thankful my National Parks pass worked. You just lay that on your dash and enjoy the short walk to the lake.

Best time for taking photos is at sunset for those wanted to capture the warmth of the sun on the lake. Be prepared. There are a lot of birds and flies, but I wasn't bothered by either.

Oh, there are snakes as well, but harmless! Lizards and other things along the trail make the overall experience nice.

Would I recommend this to others? Yes, maybe! Would I come and visit again? More than likely not. The old saying, been there, done that! But on the other hand, I am glad I finally made the side trip to see what others have been talking about.

If you have never been, one trip would most likely be nice.

Visited July 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“A photographers paradise.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Incredible natural geological location with lots of wild life. I have nothing bad to say about this location.

Visited November 2012
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Tustin CA
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“Photography at Mono Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Cold Winter mornings are a fine time to photograph the Tufa formations at the south side of Mono Lake, with the snowy Sierra mountains in the background. With the normal wind, ice crystal formations are also great if you have the patience to photograph them in challenging glare light.

Visited January 2013
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Davis, CA
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“Never the same view twice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Mono Lake is one of my favorite places...it never looks the same. It's endlessly fascinating at any time of year

Visited January 2013
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zoomom76
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“Very Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The park rangers there are very nice. We were able to blow up a raft and paddle around the formations. Super cool to see!

Visited October 2012
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