Mono Lake National Forest Scenic Area
Inyo National Forest, Lee Vining, CA, USA
Mono Lake National Forest Scenic Area Lee Vining Reviews
Unusual Limestone Sphires of Tufa May 12, 2013
Mono Basin is the western most basin of the Range and Basin province which stretches between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges. At the center of the National Forest lies the historic and strange Mono Lake with its unusual growth known as tufa.
In 1984, congress designated the area a National Scenic area in order to protect the ecological and cultural resources of Mono Basin, the first of its kin in United States history.
Mono Basin scenic area is one of the few national Forest scenic areas in the country, making it a unique destination. It is also one of only 47 scenic recreational areas that take part in the congressional initiated fee program, meaning that eighty percent of all fees collected returns back tot he collection site, make it self sustaining while providing educational and recreational services.
PS: Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
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