Mono Lake is known as the Dead Sea of California. It’s 2.5 times saltier than the ocean and high in alkalinity. This is because Mono Lake has no outlet and only collects water where large quantities of salt accumulate.
The south shore trail has interpretive panels along the way sharing the geology and history associated with Mono Lake, Ca. After 0.3 miles, the boardwalk section of the trail ends, and you walk on the soft sand at the lakes edge.
Mono Lake is situated in the Eastern Sierras near the town of Lee Vining. It’s 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Yosemite’s Tioga Pass entrance and 20 minutes from Mammoth Lakes, making it an easy trip from either of these top places to visit in California.
Mono Lake is also a good example of the power of people coming together for a good cause: to protect Mother Nature and unique ecosystems like this.Mono Lake’s surface level once stood at an elevation of 6,417 feet in 1941.