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Learn pastel painting at Mono Lake

There are a few spaces left in the upcoming field seminar Capturing the Mono Basin in Pastel. If you’ve ever wanted to get outside at Mono Lake and learn pastel painting with a fantastic teacher, this is your chance to…

Canoe on Mono Lake this summer

Are you looking for a fresh perspective on Mono Lake and its beautiful surroundings? Try booking one of our guided canoe tours! These hour-long canoe tours provide multitudes of information on the geology, ecology, and history of Mono Lake, all…

Bird walks begin Friday, May 20

The Mono Lake Committee and California State Parks welcome everyone to attend free, weekly bird walks this summer. After a two-year hiatus, bird walks will occur at 8:00am every Friday at Mono Lake County Park, Saturday at Lundy Canyon, and…
A brown and gray bird perched in small twigs, the background is blue.

Chautauqua registration opens April 15

Here are five important things you need to know about this year’s Chautauqua: Chautauqua registration begins at 6:30am PDT on Friday, April 15. Be sure to check out the newly updated schedule online as you select your programs. We are expecting high demand for…
A group of people looking toward a creek with rock formations on the opposite bank.

2022 Field Seminar registration now open

Member registration rescheduled to February 17 Due to a scheduled power outage in Lee Vining on February 15, Mono Basin Field Seminar registration has been rescheduled. Registration will now begin for Mono Lake Committee members on Thursday, February 17, 2022…
Fall colors along Mill Creek looking toward the east side of the Sierra Nevada.

Mono Basin fall color update

The fall colors keep getting better and better! The Tioga Pass area and Conway Summit are at their peak color now—visit in the next few days to enjoy these spectacular spots. Lundy Canyon is looking beautiful, with green leaves closer…
A group of people looking toward a creek with rock formations on the opposite bank.

Mono Basin campgrounds closing for the season soon

As fall sets in, the campgrounds in the Mono Basin begin to close for the season. Campgrounds open, with estimated closing dates: Lundy Canyon (closing November 15) Aspen (no water after October 3) Lower Lee Vining (closing November 8) Big…