Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Convict Lake--Watery Wednesday

On Saturday of our Mammoth weekend we hike, on Sunday we like to go to Convict lake. This time I was the only one who wanted to kayak. The rest wanted to hike around the lake. Since our hosts had already loaded their kayak onto the car I was able to cajole one of the guys to go with me in the two person craft.
It was a beautiful day to be on the water. The air was calm and clear.
The bright yellow kayak was waiting for me.
Or was it? It seemed to want to head out on its own.
After Richard waded in and retrieved it, we headed out across the lake to have lunch under the aspens on the far side. It was a great day and I enjoyed my trip across this beautiful lake.

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30 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It looks like a great little outing. I'm so jealous.

Carolyn Ford said...

I have some gorgeous photos of convict lake on my blog dated late July! I love this lake with all my being...the colors and textures are like no where else! Your captures are so so very nice!

J Bar said...

Such great scenery.
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Carletta said...

Lovely clear water, gorgeous skies and wonderful scenery - I can see why you enjoyed your day!
Beautiful images!
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eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a fun day kayaking. It is a very pretty place.
Great photos.

Ebie said...

I was here, but I missed the exit (the sign was hidden), and the next available turnabout was a long ways!

This photo shows the water is so calm and maybe will try the kayak on the next visit!

Carol said...

What a perfect spot... the drama of the mountains... spectacular. Carol

luna miranda said...

this looks like a perfect day to be out at the lake. what a beautiful place!

Joops said...

Great view, looks like a fun place to go to!

Check out swimming with the kids.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, what a gorgeous looking place to kayak. Glad you got someone to rescue it and go with you on a picnic.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Gosh that's a beautiful place. The day looks perfect. I would have opted for the kayak, as well.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing these photos! It must have been a great experience!
Have a great Wednesday!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Such one incredible watery landscape over there. A nation so blessed indeed! Beautiful!

Diane AZ said...

What a gorgeous watery adventure. I especially love that last shot. The mountains are breathtaking and the water so peaceful.

momgen said...

Hubby will like that place its beautiful...Happy watery Wednesday.

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happilyretired said...

Marvelous watery adventure and BEAUTIFUL scenic views in your world here and in the previous post too. Thanks so much for sharing ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

what a great day that was, and a wonderful little lake~

Janie said...

Beautiful day, indeed. Kayaking on the lake looks like fun.

Barb said...

Oh - awesome, Martha! I really like the contrasts in these photos - the water, the snow-sprinkled peaks, the craggy rocks, and the yellow kayak. Wasn't the water cold when Richard had to wade to retrieve? I had to smile that the kayak "got away" - too anxious for an adventure, I guess. I'm in Denver - in the 60's here!

moorebloglife said...

Lovely pics although I am a Big Bear freak I would like to see Mammoth but should I worry about a lake called Convict Lake? Whats up with that?

Martha Z said...

Good question Amanda. Convict lake was named for an encounter between escaped convicts from Carson City Nevada and a local posse back in 1871. The full story can be found here.
http://convictlake.com/history.html

More recently it was the site of the drowning of some teenagers being held in detention at a nearby facility. The boys fell through the ice and at least one rescuer was trapped and also drowned in the incident.

NatureFootstep said...

hihi, the kayak did not want to wait for you. :)

Glad you could finally go, snd you be able to show the lake. It is one beautiful lake.

Sheila said...

These shots are breathtaking! Such beauty abounds in CA, and these lakeside pictures are no exception!

Ladynred said...

What a stunning pictures here! I'd love to visit the place someday. Thanks for the comment.
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azplantlady said...

Hello Martha,

Thank you for your comment. I am actually a native Californian and my father and grandparents are from Northern CA. The majority of the plants from my blog will grow beautifully in the Sacramento area. Your photos are beautiful!

Pam said...

That is a gorgeous view of the lake. I can see why you like to canoe there. Glad you have to swim after the boat.

George said...

It looks as if you had a perfect day to be on the lake. The colors are extraordinary.

Ann said...

Am curious about the name of the lake, do you know why it is called convict lake?

You can come to New Zealand and kayak round the whole country.

Thanks for visiting.

Owlfarmer said...

Wow! I can almost smell the mountain air. I can always count on you to take me home; thanks again.

Linnea W said...

You could not have picked a better day for going out on the lake. The sky is so clear...a perfect autumn day along with beautiful alpine scenery...thanks for stopping by my blog!