Snow can come early in the Sierra Nevadas, as seen here at Convict Lake in October. The Donner Party discovered this also while trying to cross the mountains near Lake Tahoe and became stuck in the snow.
Mt. Laurel within the John Muir Wilderness, exhibits some of the oldest metamorphic rocks in the Sierra Nevada range. It is 3,602 meters above sea level.
In the opening scene from How the West Was Won, James Stewart is paddling his canoe across Convict Lake.
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Noel_Byrne (22106) 2014-06-08 6:20
What a beautiful place this would be to canoeing, to be the only one breaking the mirror like fleeting of this impressive mountain. The blue sky behind is really nice, and a great way to present this massive rock and it's snowy dressing. It is amazing how calm the water can bel
Thanks as always
siudzi (32829) 2014-06-08 7:28
Extremely beautiful landscape post this with a fantastic reflected view! Beautifully composed and smartly cropped to achieve a perfect mirror result. Very well done!
HimalAnda (8917) 2014-06-08 10:08
This is a very nice picture, with a good light management and a beautiful reflection.
lousat (73947) 2014-06-08 10:15
Hi Ray,spectacular mirror effect,perfect simmetry and great exposure,detail and colors,the best way to show us this spectacle made by the nature,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
PaulVDV (21147) 2014-06-08 11:31
A picture that can also be shown upside down. What a symmetry.
Very beautiful and majestic.
Best regards, Paul
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-06-08 15:46
Ray, I have to hand it to you for this very creative reflection and the beautiful composition!
marvelous colors and spectacular view!!
annjackman (18481) 2014-06-08 23:31
I love the mirror effect of this snow covered mountain. Glorious wilderness - just how I like it. I will be in Oregon and Washington state soon - can't wait!
Excellent framing and a lovely image.
Kind Regards, Ann
rogerl (1544) 2014-06-09 7:53
Ray, looks like a beautiful day with no wind. Lovely sharp image, perfectly cropped to complete symmetry. Nicely seen and well executed. Thanks.
delpeoples (52777) 2014-06-10 18:11
Wow, this is jaw-dropping, untouched beauty at its best. Your photo of it is a cracker. The light management and symmetry are truly impressive. Wonderful natural colours and impeccable sharpness. My compliments dear friend.
PS: just back from 4 days camped out in the forest in sub-zero temperatures. The cops arrested 50 of us during the protest, we kept planting saplings in front of the logging machines. The youngest protester was 4, and the oldest was a 92 year old WW2 veteran, who blocked the coal trucks from getting out of the mine. He was an inspiration. It was pretty emotional, even one of the police started crying when she saw it. We'll keep fighting.
All the best to you Rayster
npecanhuk (62526) 2014-06-10 18:26
I found that lake by chance and what a welcome surprise... it's wonderful!
You picture of it truly pleases me too!
I specially enjoyed those refletions!
TFS - congrats,
COSTANTINO (52812) 2014-06-11 6:47
Hello dear friend
extremely beautiful landscape here at
Convict Lake in October the blue sky
behind is really nice and interesting
spectacular mirror effect
lovely sharp image
have a nice time
emka (75075) 2014-06-11 23:10
Hello Ray, Such a splendid place and not specially nice name - Convict Lake. I loved John Stewart but I haven't seen him paddling the canoe here. Breath taking view with this magnificent reflection.
WArm regrads MAlgo