Peaceful - Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes, California

Of all of the lakes that we visited in the Eastern Sierras, Convict Lake was my favorite one. The lake is a pristine lake that is a favorite of photographers and fishermen. There is a three-mile trail running around the lake and I spent a great deal of time working on the eastern section of the trail. The highlight of the lake on this morning was the peak of Mount Morrison lighting up. The mountain, part of the Sierra Nevada range, towers above Convict Lake at 12,277 feet. The lake was carved out by glaciers and is one of the deepest lakes at 140 feet deep in parts.