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Wintertime at Mono Lake

Wintertime at Mono Lake

Through all the phases of water here, through all the natural and unnatural explanations for the origins of the tufa towers, one truth stands: Mono Lake in the still of a cold day is a spectacle quite unlike any other. Not another human being was in sight or earshot thanks to the chill. As I slowly roamed the shoreline, treading alternately through snow, grass, alkaline mud and water, a peaceful appreciation for the all-around beauty of the place overcame me. Perhaps this was, indeed, a John Muir moment.

5 ESE Lee Vining CA (20 Jan 6), looking NW.