Get the Best View of Picturesque Mono Lake Right from Your Kitchen
Mono Lake is, in one word, gorgeous. Serene crystal clear blue water surrounded by awe-inspiring hills and volcanoes makes this destination a must-see on anyone's bucket list. If you travel to California, you really must stop at Mono Lake; you will not regret the decision. What better way to commemorate your trip to the lake than with this high-quality vinyl fridge magnet? This scenic view will take you back to the lake every single time you look at it. If you are extra quiet, you can almost taste the humid air and feel the wind gently tousle your hair as it did on that day you visited Mono Lake.
Interesting Facts about Mono Lake
Mono Lake is not only beautiful, it is old. It is at least 700,000 years old and is one of the oldest continuously existing lakes on the entire continent of North America. Fed by enormous glaciers during the last Ice Age, Mono Lake was 60 times larger than the 66 square miles it covers today. Located off of Highway 395, Mono Lake can be found a mere 13 miles east of Yosemite National Park, by the town of Lee Vining, California. This majestic lake is naturally salty and alkaline because it doesn't have any outlets. So how does water actually leave? By evaporation, of course! The Sierra stream flows into Lake Mono and contains only trace amounts of minerals and salts. However, over the years those salts and minerals remain in the lake and their concentrations grow. Geologists dream of sites such as Mono Lake with its surrounding volcanoes, both old and new. Two of the islands on the lake are actually volcanic domes. Luckily none of the volcanoes are currently active!