I borrowed this photo from professional photographer, Dan Heller. Check out his website for more spectacular photos of Mono Lake.
My photos won't be as amazing as Dan Heller's...but they'll be mine. I'll be out of commission until Monday.
Last summer, Mono Lake was pronounced "SAVED" (If you lived in the West in the 70's and 80's, you have seen the famous bumper stickers that said "SAVE MONO LAKE;" they were on every other car). This article tells the history of Mono Lake. The ecology, the activism, and the success make for an inspiring story.