We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit Mono Lake since we were staying so close. I was excited to see the famous tufa towers in person! This 70 square mile saline lake has no living fish but is home to TRILLIONS of brine shrimp and alkali flies. Over 2,000,000 birds visit every year! Talk about a bird watching paradise.
Our hike started off solid and rocky. It then quickly turned into a game hopping from rock to rock trying to avoid sinking.
There were Osprey and other bird species everywhere filling the air with beautiful sounds!
The tufas were just as awesome as I would have suspected. We spent about two hours walking around. If your making a trip to Yosemite I highly recommend spending a few hours here. You can even rent kayaks! We were going to but had to head back to Vegas for our flight home. Before we headed out our friend took us to June Lake Brewery for lunch and a quick dip at a hidden pool to cool off. This was just one of many around June Lake.
Just to make fun of myself for a second, it took me about 15 minutes to get the courage to jump off a eight foot rock into ice cold water!
This was an incredible Birthday week! We managed to do so much in such a short amount of time “per usual,” our kind of style. If your looking to get the most out of your trip take a look at “Top 5 Must-Do Adventures in and Around Yosemite National Park.” Each day is filled with breathtaking photos and an itinerary of exactly what we did, how we did it and things you MUST add to your bucket list!
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