Poconip: A photo essay in the ice fogJanuary 8th, 2013 by Arya, Communications Director
If you haven’t experienced poconip, or ice fog, at Mono Lake, I recommend it. It usually happens when it’s sunny in most other parts of the Eastern Sierra, and the ground is frozen or snow-covered.
The fog can be quite thick, and it is very chilly inside the fog layer—keeping temperatures below freezing all day. The poconip creates rime ice on just about any surface, giving a very unusual look to the Mono Basin. We’re in the thick of it so I thought it would be fun to take you on a short photographic tour.