Description When I returned to Mono Lake this time, the water level was much higher to the point where the path to the tufas were being washed out in parts. This being summer, I got eaten alive by mosquitos although there were these swarms of flies which amazingly would avoid you whenever you got close. For those of you who have not been to Mono Lake, tufas can be found here and at Trona Pinnacles. They are a geological formation formed by precipitation from bodies of water with a high dissolved calcium content. They really must be seen in person to be appreciated.