Sunrise light on a grove of tufa towers emerging from the water of Mono Lake with soft green and dusty-red wild grasses in the foreground, Canada geese in the shallow water with reflections of the rocky towers, and desert hills in the distance.

9:00 am … snow is falling

Lee Vining-ites woke from last night’s clear starry skies to slow encroaching snow this morning. The snow started coming down around 9:00 am, and now at 10:30, it’s definitely sticking and starting to accumulate. I went out and shot a couple of photos … we’ll see if this storm is worth doing before-and-after shots!

If you are traveling in the area please, please drive carefully. We’ve had two bad accidents close to town in the last week … and that was before the snow even started to fall. As I took these photos out in the street just now people were flying by way too fast—I try to remind myself that we carry our most precious cargo, the people we love and care about, in our cars.

10:30 am Monday January 18 -- HWY 395 looking north from the Mono Lake Committee.
10:30 am on Monday, January 18---Highway 395 looking north from the Mono Lake Committee.
Looking south.
Looking south.
Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore at the start of the storms. Photos by Arya Degenhardt
Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore at the start of the storms. Photos by Arya Degenhardt.

One comment

  1. Beautiful! I can’t wait to come see it with my own two eyes. Thanks for sharing :)