I am SOOO not a morning person! Even last year when I took the family for an overnight trip to Lee Vining, I slept in. Of course later on, I wished I would have gotten up early to photograph Mono Lake.
This trip I finally got up around 4:15 AM and drove down to the Mono Lake visitor center. As I sat there for a few minutes, I realized the Tufas were NOT at the visitor center. Luckily I remembered where they were and drove down to the South Tufa State Reserve with enough time to get some decent sunrise pictures.