I raced out to Mono Lake after work to set up to try to capture the Camelopardalid meteor shower. While the meteor shower didn’t quite live up to the more optimistic projections, I was treated to a lovely sunrise, and as I headed north, I saw a hot air balloon practicing in a nearby field.
My recent trip to Bodie Ghost Town for a night shoot gave me a chance to briefly visit the ever-lovely Mono Lake.
Nestled near Mono Lake, just off Highway 395, this tiny cemetery only has a few hundred buried here.
Mono Lake Cemetery is operated by Mono County Public Works and is fairly well maintained. There are over 270 identifiable graves and about 60 unidentifiable graves The earliest date of death is 1906 although it is not until the 1920s that others are found. The cemetery contains an American Legion Auxilary Memorial with 91 names of veterans. Not all names can be found on tombstones in the cemetery.
To reach this cemetery from Lee Vinning, Mono Co., CA drive 4.3 miles north on Hwy 395 to Cemetery Road, turn east and drive 1.3 miles. The cemetery is on the right or south side of the road, overlooking the lake.