Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday scenes and scenery: Mono Lake park saved

tufas and sky2!
Sometimes good things happen. I've written previously about the folly and shame of chipping away at California's tax shortfall by closing state parks.

tufa reflctions
In December, the Mono Lake Tufa State Nature Reserve received a reprieve. Mono Lake is a vast volcanic basin east of the Sierras whose alkaline waters "grow" the strange calcium-carbonate castles named "tufas."

tufa in dusk!
Seeing them makes you wonder if you've landed on the moon. Good for California and the lake's local champions for stopping the drive to close the park and let this unique environment decay.

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