No, because you probably don’t know that a tufa is a particular kind of limestone spire that you see if you visit Mono Lake in California’s eastern Sierras.
And I went to see them on my own. Tufa one.
Get it now?
Oh, and why I am I sightseeing solo? It’s only temporary. Tim and our younger son are hiking the John Muir Trail, and I am doing the opposite of sitting at home pining for them. My goal: an adventure a day.
On a related note, we’re all a little sad that Tim’s dad didn’t get to accompany us on this adventure after all (read this). He learned that the knee pain he’d been powering through during his training hikes is in fact a torn meniscus, so hiking the JMT was not a possibility. Sigh. Maybe next year?
Anyway, back to me. So far my adventures have included exploring Lee Vining, our hometown-of-the-month, and driving the nearby June Lake Loop.
What’s coming up next in my adventure-a-day schedule? A ghost town, an alpine hike, maybe some hot springs, and of course, Yosemite National Park. I bought the pass; I’m just waiting for a weekday to go, in hopes of avoiding the biggest of the summer crowds.