Small rocky tufa pieces are scattered across a beach and in the blue water, which reflects a clear sky.

Mono Lake Moment: A trip to Old Marina

In today’s Mono Lake Moment we take a trip to Old Marina. The lake is a glass mirror, the mud is squelchy and crunchy, and a few Ruddy Ducks paddle by on this perfectly calm fall day.

Sir Patrick Stewart read a sonnet down here this summer, to which we replied, “Fear not Patrick Stewart, those alkali flies don’t bite! Thank you for gracing the shores of Mono Lake with #ASonnetADay yesterday. Does a better combination exist? —Your friends and fans at Mono Lake”. As you can see in his video from July 6, the lake was quite a bit higher then. In fact, it has dropped 1.3 feet since July 1.

Find all the other Moments we have filmed here at the Mono Lake Moments tag on our Videos pageYou can also view the entire series on our YouTube channel.

Top image by Nora Livingston.