South Tufa Trail, Mono Lake

On Friday, during our trip to the Eastern Sierras, we enjoyed a hike on the South Tufa Trail at Mono Lake, California.  This is a short, flat 1-2 mile trail, perfect for kids, with a lot to see…. fun limestone rock formations, a salt-water lake, views of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west, ancient volcanoes on the north and east, and sagebrush everywhere.  Gorgeous…

The ranger gave our son a cup to catch brine shrimp with…  of course, catch and release.  My son caught and examined four shrimp.  He was fascinated…

Love this trail!

Interested in going?  From the California State Parks website… “From Highway 395, about 5 miles south of the hamlet of Lee Vining, turn east on Highway 120 and drive 5 miles to the signed turnoff for the South Tufa Area/Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve. Turn left and proceed a mile on good gravel road to a parking area near the trailhead.”  For more information about the hike and location, visit the website… Mono Lake Tufa State Reserve, South Tufa Trail.


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