UPDATE: I’ve often wondered how Convict Lake got its name, and some have asked me in the questions so I finally looked it up. Here’s how it got its name:
“In September of 1871, a group of convicts escaped from Carson City, Nevada, and were cornered by a local posse by the lake. A shootout took place and two members of the posse were killed, including Benton merchant Robert Morrison. The biggest peak above the lake, Mount Morrison, was named in his honor and the lake was renamed after the incident.
The convicts were eventually caught and two were brought to frontier justice. Several movies have been made about how Convict Lake got its name, and even more movies, commercials and ads have been shot at the picturesque lake. Beauty is just part of its appeal. Convict Lake, however, calls to people with more than just its looks. The unique character of the place has a pull, too.” ~ https://www.visitmammoth.com/blogs/how-convict-lake-got-its-name
It’s a great place to fish, hike, and have ice cream at the store.
Nikon D810| Nikkor 24-120mm| Lexar Digital Film| PS CC 2019
I needed to get up and move so went over to the hills nearby and hiked all 3 Peaks today.
Click on the link above for my hiking stats and a map of my route.
Here are a few photos I took along the route. I didn’t take my big camera today. No, instead I went armed only with an iPhone. I did miss my big camera when a Hawk came soaring over my head.
The hike was lovely. The hills around my valley are still green and lush. The peak across the valley with the trail leading to the top is Hunter’s Point. I hiked up to it last today.
There were quite a few wildflowers in bloom throughout the park like this Yarrow. There were oodles of Monkey Flower, and there was clover, Nightshade, Lupine, and oh so many Crimson Columbine! I’ve never seen so many before. I
took 3 photos and all came out blurry. It was breezy. I hope to get back again before it’s all faded. On the back slopes of Hunter’s Point there were a few Poppies, and lot’s of Spring Vetch. It’s a good time to go looking for wildflowers.
There were young girls on horseback talking with their trainer about upcoming competitions, and the sound of the horses hooves clip-clop was lovely. One horse even said “hello” to me.
Little Cairns dotted the trails to let me know someone had been this way before…
…and lastly the view from Maisie’s Peak looking east across Santa Clara Valley to the Diablo Range beyond it.
A good 4.80 mile hike this afternoon.
No editing was done to these photos and they are all hand-held. I need to practice with more I think.