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Memories of Mono Lake

Mono Lake is unique. To the uninterested or uninformed passerby it might seem just another large lake, and it is large (over 45,000 acres). What is less obvious is the dynamic ecosystem that has evolved over the 760,000 years this lake has existed. With no outlet to the ocean, water comes in to the lake, … Read more

2014 Early August With Eastern Sierras Mammals

Birds were not the only subjects to entertain me while visiting my friends at June Lake. The eastern shore of June Lake by Oh Ridge Campground gave me my first meeting with Pygmy Rabbits, a bold Mule Deer and unidentifiable chipmunks (unless they are in hand and an expert is analysing). At Mono Mills, while … Read more

2014 Early August Around Mono Lake

During my stay with friends Carmine and Mark at June Lake California, I made several excursions in the surrounding area’s well known (and some not so well known) scenic attractions. Below are my recollections about the times I spent in the Mono Lake basin. The entire region is laced with evidence of a volcanic past. … Read more