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.

#OptOutside on Black Friday this year

This Friday, skip the crowds at the stores, unplug from the online shopping frenzy, and instead enjoy a tranquil day outside in the Mono Basin, or wherever you live.

This Black Friday, #OptOutside and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Photo by Nora Livingston.

Right now, fall is giving way to winter—the air is chilly but invigorating, ice fog descends in the basin on cold mornings, the sunsets are spectacular, and Mono Lake’s tributary streams are beginning to freeze. If you’re planning to visit this weekend, pay close attention to the weather and road conditions, as the first winter storm of the season arrived this week.

The first snowstorm of the season arrived this week. Photo by Nora Livingston.

If you are curious about road or trail conditions, be sure to stop in at the Mono Lake Committee Information Center & Bookstore between 9:00am and 5:00pm today November 23 (or give us a call at (760) 647-6595) to get all the latest information—we’ll be sure to send you on your way as soon as possible so you can #OptOutside. See you out there!