October 05, 2015

South Tufa Trail at Mono Lake

If you can, try to witness sunrise on Mono Lake, when the strange mineral tufa glow fiery orange above the water's mirrored surface. The most impressive grouping of tufa lie at the South Tufa Reserve on the lake's south rim. The South Tufa Trail is an interpretive trail which winds along the lakeshore and is outlined in this post's hiking map. The picture below was taken in August 2014.

Hiking map for South Tufa Trail (Distance 1.6 Miles):

Mono Lake suffers significantly from the current drought in California. Here's a suggested reading with the latest environmental information about this unique hiking region: Mono Lake's ecological crisis is a blow to wildlife, L.A. water supply