Convict Lake's unfortunate name originated in the wild-west days when a desperado gang escaped Carson City, Nevada prison and holed up in this canyon. A shootout with a posse resulted in the death of the lawmen's leader, Robert Morrison (for home the mountain in this image is named after).
Convict Lake's unique geology differs from most of the light colored granite Sierra, because the sedimentary and metamorphic rocks have not been eroded away to reveal the granite that uplifted the range.
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Noel_Byrne (26559) 2014-04-15 12:27
A billion years of history in a single shot, impressive! This is a beautiful view of this oddl named place. Love the reflection, always adds something extra to any shot, but I love that in addition to the reflection we can see right through the water to the lake bed below. A nice indication of how clear and pure this water must be.
All the best
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-04-15 23:39
Superb landscape.Reflection, colours, and sky are wonderful.Well composed.
emka (84085) 2014-04-15 23:53
Hello Ray, Indeed, it is not pleasant name for this beautiful lake. wonderful colours of the mountains and their reflections.
Warm regrads MAlgo
COSTANTINO (58691) 2014-04-16 13:52
beautiful and brathtaking view really
impressive its a superb landscape
the reflection has been perfectly
executed and the surface of the lake is
like a mirror your notes are very
useful that unique geology differs
from most of the light colored
have a nice new day
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-17 17:35
Ray, despite its name this is a very beautiful place with spectacular landscapes..it's been long time since I've visited but I always remember places like your picture with fantastic colors and exciting reflections!!
wishes for a Happy Easter!
Didi (58422) 2014-04-20 10:33
A very good place for making very large panoramic picture for feeling to be into the decor
fritzi007 (8112) 2014-04-20 23:27
Frohe Ostern Ray,
fantastic scenery, very good photo quality and commentary,