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.

Mono Lake Committee seasonal staff are settling in

This post was written by Julie Curtis, 2013 Mono Lake Intern.

After a rigorous two weeks of training, the Mono Lake Committee’s seasonal staff members are happily adjusting to life in the beautiful Mono Basin.

With the first canoe tours under our belts after this past weekend, we interns are moving towards our first South Tufa tours. After many study sessions, endless amounts of flashcards, and practice tours amongst each other, all the interns are thoroughly prepared and knowledgeable about the information. If you are interested in grilling us with questions to test just how knowledgeable we really are, feel free to come to a free South Tufa tour any day at 6:00pm and you will likely get a Mono Lake Committee intern!

For many of us, moving to Lee Vining, population 400 or so, was a big jump from the cities we grew up in. Luckily, with concerts at the Mobil, trips to Mono Cone, and admiring the beautiful sunset, we stay very happy and busy.

Mono Lake Intern Emma Oschrin from Bishop snaps a picture of one of the many gorgeous sunsets found here in the Mono Basin. Photo by Julie Curtis.

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  1. Who is that happy young woman in the photo?