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Giant sequoias tower above tourists at Sequoia National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California • photo: David Kjaer / Nature Picture Library

from ManTripping

10 Amazing Natural Places to Visit in California

Tufa Towers at Mono Lake Geologists refer to these towers of limestone as "tufa", a series of formations that occurred originally underwater over hundreds of years as calcium mixed with carbonates in the lake around springs in the lake bed. Over the years, the water levels in Mono Lake have dropped and exposed these formations as water began to be diverted for irrigation starting in 1941.

from Live Science

Strange Beauty: Photos Reveal Tufa Towers of Mono Lake

The delicate white tufa towers formed where freshwater springs percolate up from the bottom of the lake. Mono Lake California

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