Convict Lake at Sunrise
Convict Lake located in Mono County got its name after an incident in 1871, where a group of convicts escaped from prison in Carson City, Nevada. A posse, led by Sheriff Robert Morrison, encountered the convicts near the head of what is now Convict Creek. Morrison was killed in the encounter, and Mount Morrison was named after him. Convict Lake, elevation 7,850 feet, is known for its fishing and the dramatic mountains (including Mount Morrison) that surround the lake. I captured this image on a chilly October morning when the fall colors of gold and orange were at their peaks.
© Emily Kathleen Photography