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Winds lift roof/floor off Upside-Down House

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 by Mono Lake Committee Staff
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This post was written by Julia Runcie, 2011 Mono Lake Intern.

Dangerously high winds on Monday night tore off the “floor” of Lee Vining’s historic Upside-Down House and sent it crashing into the side of the Mono Basin Historical Society’s Old Schoolhouse Museum.

The now floor-less Upside-Down House. Its “roof” can be seen behind the house against the wall of the Old Schoolhouse Museum.

The Upside-Down House was built in 1956 by silent film star and long-time Mono Basin resident Nellie Bly O’Bryan. It’s just what it sounds like: (more…)

Mono Basin spring update: Birds and visitors arriving despite unsettled weather

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist
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The first days of April are bringing more California Gulls to Mono Lake and human visitors to the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore (open seven days a week). Today is the opening day for the Scenic Area Visitor Center operated by the US Forest Service (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

WEATHER
Typical spring weather in the Mono Basin is a warm sunny day followed by a snowy one … and this spring is no exception. The first day of spring—at 65 degrees, our warmest day since November—was followed by a weekend that brought a foot of snow to Lee Vining! It was our biggest storm (more…)

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