Stormy weather brewing on our way to Mono Lake.
It was a cold morning. See the snow behind us?
We aren't scared of a little cold weather! The California Gulls and Brine Shrimp are waiting!
Ranger Dave explains how Tufa Towers form.
The group listens to Ranger Dave describe the ecology of Mono Lake.
Charity tastes the native cuisine of Mono Lake - Alkali Fly pupae
Steven didn't want Charity to have all the fun!
Steven scans the horizon for birds of Mono Lake.
Ground truthing Mark Twain's conclusion that Mono Lake is lifeless.
Steven and Andrea are thrilled to find brine shrimp but Andy's shellfish allegry leaves him skeptical.
The iconic California Gull and Tufa Towers of Mono Lake.
The California Gulls feeding on the brine shrimp.
Ranger Dave demonstrates his Hulk-like strength.
The group watches carbon dioxide bubble out of the hot spring.
Relaxing at Navy Beach by Mono Lake.
Elizabeth mimicks the birds of Mono Lake!
Sarah does her best bird impersonation too!
Eating lunch at the Mono Lake Visitors Center.
Liz, Sarah, and Katie enjoy the support of the wind-breaking wall.
Matt fears no wind.
Bartshe of the Mono Lake Committee explains the group's effort to conserve the Mono Lake ecosystems.
Bartshe explains how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power diverts water from the Mono Lake tributaries and the ecological consequences.
A LADWP dam.
The chilly weather system is quite a sight.
yep, it's amazing here.
Andrea puts in a spirited performance for the A team.
Marco acts out an "armistice". Amazing theatrical feat!
Sarah gives an animated performance in the charades segment of the evening's 'Salad Bowl' competition.