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Mono Craters from Tioga Pass

Mono Craters as seen from upper Tioga Pass over 13 miles away. Mono Craters are located southeast of Lee Vining, California.


The Mono Craters are a 10.5-mile chain of at least 27 volcanic domes, three large glass flows called coulees and various explosion pits and other associated volcanic features. The domes of the chain lie on a roughly north–south-trending arc that is concave to the west and located south of Mono Lake. The highest of the Mono Craters domes is Crater Mountain (elevation 9,172 feet), which rises 2,400 feet above Pumice Valley to the west.

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Taken on October 13, 2011