MONO LAKE TUFA FORMATIONS Tufa formations Tufa formations 11/10-12 1:52pm 11/10/12 2:03pmWhen calcium-rich springs flow up through the bottom of the lake, the calciumbonds to in the water. Together they create calcium carbonate, a type of limestone.This solid material builds on top of itself, gradually forming tufa rocks. When thelake level drops, exposed tufa stops growing.
Mono Lake and its Islands A Volcanic IslandMono Lake has 2 islands, 1 of which is a volcano.
Former shorelines of Mono Lake Former shoreline 11/10/12 2:06pmThe shorelines at Mono Lake provide evidence that the water level has droppedsignificantly over the last couple of decades. On the shore you can also see thetufa formations that were once formed under the water.
Convict LakeConvict Lake developed by a moraine dam that was created fromretreating glaciers.
Convict LakeOldest Rock Formations in the Sierras Oldest rock formationsThis is a picture of the oldest metamorphic rock formations.
Eastern California Museum 11/11/12Beaded beltsBeaded shoes During our visit at the Eastern California Museum I really enjoyed observing the beaded shoes and accessories. I learned that the beads were shaped from stone and shells, and were used for creating many different things, like baskets, belts, neck ties and collars. I also find it amazing that one can work with something so tiny to make it look so beautiful with the assortment of colors and details.
Manzanar 11/11/12 12:13pm 11/11/12 12:10pmManzanar War Relocation Center was a concentration camp bounded by barbed wire and guardtowers (pictured above) that detained 10,000 people of Japanese descent. After being ordered toleave their homes by the us government, the men, women and children of Manzanar fought toestablish a normal lifestyle for about three and a half years.
MANZANAR In this picture we can see a small section of the concentration camp, Manzanar. The camp consisted of 68 blocks, including 36 residential blocks that had 14 barrack on each of them. We can also see a piece of the round stone wall that once surrounded a garden. 11/11/12 12:06pm The stone wall pictured was built by prisoners of Manzanar, George Wada and crew, on June, 10th 1942 A.D. In the center of the wall now lives a Joshua tree, that was planted years after the camp was shut down.11/11/12 12:00 pm
In Transit Photo Solar Power PlantSolar Panels
In Transit Photo Doppler Radar TowerDoppler radar towers are tracking systems that determine the velocity of a movingobject by measuring the Doppler shift. Also used to track weather.
In Transit Photo The Garlock Fault The Garlock FaultThe significance of The Garlock Fault is that it is the second largest fault in Southern California andmarks the boundary between The Mojave Desert and Sierra Nevada.
In Transit Photos Cucamonga Alluvial FanThe Cucamonga alluvial fan is made from flood-borne rock and debris that has flowed downwardafter rainstorms to the base of the mountain in the shape of a fan.
In Transit Photo Joshua Tree Joshua Tree Joshua Tree