A few pictures of Mono Lake. The top picture shows Tim Thompson & tufa. The tufa may look "soft", but in reality it's as hard as a rock, because it is a rock. It's a limestone-like deposit that grows as ground water seeps into the lake. The fact that there is tufa outside the lake shows that the lake level used to be rather higher, and that tufa covered ground was once under water.
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