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This is a place you definitely should go. It’s lovely especially in the morning or later afternoon when you see the Tufa stone formations in different coloured light.
Take a rest and let your imagination flow.
Tufas (limestone columns that form when calcium-rich springs shoot up from under water and mix with carbonate-rich waters) are a unique phenomenon found at Northern California’s Mono Lake. One of the best places to see tufas close-up is along the South Tufa Trail in the...More
We had never heard of a tufa, but really enjoyed wandering around them at sunset. The birds, beach and beautiful sky and lake were magical. At 7:30 PM a ranger, Karen, led us on a fun discovery of the night sky. She was so knowledgeable...More
We have traveled past Mono Lake many times on trips to other destinations. Finally we took some time to drive down to see the lake and we were very happy we did. The Tufa’s were cool, and we met some folks who enjoyed a dip...More
I have never seen structures of this type and was amazed. We arrived about 1 hour before sunset and saw a bunch of photographers awaiting the sky turning.
It was a nice, short walk to the tufas and you can walk around the sandy trails....More
Arrived about an hour and a half before sunset. So the lighting was great for some awesome photos. The Tufas are like stalagmites above ground or termite mounds. Strange and beautiful with a lake and mountains as a backdrop.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
The kid was fascinated by the formations and the flies. The lake was worth the extra 30 minute drive from Yosemite. It looked different from my last visit in the 90s and I'm sure will look different in a few years.