Morning Walk at Convict Lake (4 photos)

We spent the last 10 days at Mammoth Lakes, enjoying a much needed change of scenery – from hot, dry, brown and arid San Diego landscapes to the mountains of the Eastern Sierra with splendid fall colors, flowing streams and beautiful murmuring streams. It was still surprisingly warm (or so we’ve been told, not that we would entirely agree to it since we’re spoiled San Diegans when it comes to temperatures and the weather) for the area and we enjoyed this vacation a lot, even though we struggled with the very dry air a bit.

To get slowly used to physical activity (hiking!) at this elevation (Mammoth Lakes is at an elevation of 7880ft/2402m, last time we jumped in a bit too fast, so to say, and suffered from a terrible headache on our first hike) we went for a relaxed morning walk around Convict Lake on our first day. It’s very close to Mammoth Lakes and it was a great start to our stay. There’s a trail all the way around the lake, the southern side was in the shade, the northern side in bright sunlight. Here are some impressions – please click on the photos to open them larger in the slideshow viewer.

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