Mono Lake is a saline soda lake in Mono County, formed at least 760,000 years ago as a terminal lake in an endorheic basin. The lack of an outlet causes high levels of salts to accumulate in the lake. These salts also make the lake water alkaline. This desert lake has an unusually productive ecosystem based on brine shrimp that
Mammoth Lakes is a town in Mono County, the county's only incorporated community. It is located immediately to the east of Mammoth Mountain, at an elevation of 7,880 feet (2,400 m). As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 8,234, reflecting a 16% increase from the 2000 Census.
White Mountain Road / Junction with 168 To Barcroft Field Station / From 168 road, the first 10.2m are paved. The rest is gravel surface. The road climbs up several mountain passes. It runs entirely over 3.000m. The road is very steep but not that demanding. The average gradient is 6%. Open to all motorized vehicles, however, strongly recommended for 4-wheel drive vehicles.
Rock Creek Road / Start on west side of Highway 395, by Tom's Place. From there the ascent is 16.73km (10,4m) long. Elevation gains 969 meters. The average gradient is 5.79% with some sections up to 10.4%. The road is pretty steep. Take it all the way up Mosquito Flats Eden Landing
203 / Minaret Vista / Minaret Summit is a mountain pass on Highway 203 in the central Sierra Nevada. The pass, lying on the Madera-Mono County border, is within the Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest and located near Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes, and Mammoth Mountain. The elevation of the pass is about 9,265 ft (2,824 m). Highway 203 ends at Minaret Summit. The road continues, now called Reds Meadow Road, until its dead end at the Reds Meadow Pack Station near the Rainbow Falls trailhead.
158 / June Lake Loop Road / Along the southernmost rim of the Mono Basin, California State Route 158 loops away from U.S. Highway 395 for 16 miles, then returns. It follows a horseshoe shaped canyon containing four lakes, surrounded by a dramatic mountainous backdrop. Within this canyon, among the lakes and
120 / Tioga Pass / Moccasin To Lee Vining / State Route 120 (SR 120) is running west to east across the central part of the state. It runs from Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley near Lathrop through Yosemite National Park, to its end at U.S. Route 6 in Mono County, eastern California. While the route is signed as a contiguous