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.

Notes from the Mono Lake Committee’s 40th anniversary guestbook

This year, to commemorate the Mono Lake Committee’s 40 years of protection, restoration, and education work in the Mono Basin, we created a guestbook for visitors to sign in the Information Center & Bookstore. Visitors from around the world signed their names and shared their favorite Mono Lake moments. In fact, visitors from 21 countries, 24 US states, and 139 different cities signed the guestbook this summer.

Be sure to sign the guestbook and share your favorite Mono Lake moment the next time you’re in Lee Vining.

Reading through each entry, it’s clear how much Mono Lake has made an impact on all who have visited. One visitor wrote about experiencing hail in a thunderstorm at South Tufa, another wrote about bringing an old friend to see the lake at night and stargazing, another said witnessing sunrise over the tufa was their favorite moment. Many visitors wrote about kayak trips on the water, camping in the Mono Basin, walks among the tufa, and bird watching in the Mono Basin.

Visitors from 21 countries, 24 US states, and 139 different cities signed the Mono Lake Committee guestbook this summer. Click here to view an interactive map.

Thank you to everyone who signed the guestbook this year and shared their stories. Next time you’re in Lee Vining, be sure to sign our new guestbook and tell us about your favorite moment. You can also share your stories on social media using the hashtags #monolake and #monolakecommittee.