Thursday, April 25, 2013

Convict Lake - Peaceful Place Despite Its Name

Convict Lake Sunrise - Eastern Sierra Nevada

Out of all places in California, we love Eastern Sierra mountain range the most. It has world renown Yosemite National Park, the iconic Mono Lake tufas, the emerald green lake Tahoe, and many more breath-taking locations. Convict lake is also nested in the Sierra range. It's a relatively small lake surrounded by granite mountains. Early in the morning, the rising sun would lit the mountain giving us a gorgeous alpenglow. We were here late in May; yet it was still snowing hard. We got around 8 inches of snow the day before. But the following morning, the sky was clear and the breeze was freezing cold. It was really easy to access this lake. About 10 minutes from Mammoth Lakes town, we drove here and the vantage point in the photo above was literally next to the parking lot. Besides some people fishing, we were the only photographers in the area. So we didn't have to fight for a vantage point with other fellow photographers.