Convict Lake, Mammoth Lakes CA

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© Bradley Martin
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So why is it named Covict Lake? Well, you need to visit the website for the long story...
The story claims the events of 1871 were the inspiration to Bob Marley's song, "I shot the Sheriff" (and more)

The short version (about the name of the Lake) is a few escape convicts in 1871 killed a Pony Express boy, a Sheriff and his Deputy.. The Convicts, eventually captured, were taken by a band of vigilantes and hung.. All this taking place around the shores of the lake (then known as Monte Diablo Lake.

28 responses

  • Nancy Konipol

    Nancy Konipol gave props (4 Feb 2008):

    Unbelivable! Amazing photo

  • Jenifer Gamelli

    Jenifer Gamelli said (19 Feb 2008):

    I Love it ... is very peaceful

  • Husain Rasheed

    Husain Rasheed said (22 Feb 2008):

    Very Beautiful Picture. Excellent Work my friend. !!!

  • Lindsay Lou

    Lindsay Lou gave props (31 Mar 2008):

    beautiful picture.

  • Meres

    Meres said (24 Apr 2008):

    this is so pretty! it looks fake =]!

  • G

    G said (25 Apr 2008):

    Serenity in its finest

  • Leslie Rosenthal

    Leslie Rosenthal said (25 Apr 2008):

    I actually have a very similar shot - but yours is WAY better :))

  • Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe

    Nancy Charter Kechnie Goatbe said (28 Apr 2008):

    Great lighting and good write up..

  • Michele Hancock

    Michele Hancock gave props (28 Apr 2008):

    The colors are wonderful! I sooo want to go out west! Great shot!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (8 May 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Chris Whitney

    Chris Whitney said (8 May 2008):

    I love the Sierras, have been to convict Lake, and did not know the story-thanks for sharing both the story and your fine image. The beautiful lighting and color in your composition convey the beauty of this special place.

  • zeren gu

    zeren gu said (17 May 2008):

    I love this glow, Great shot!

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (1 Jun 2008):

    wow. completly breath taking =]

  • Jose Rico

    Jose Rico (Deleted) said (27 Jun 2008):

    awesome picture and great story.

  • Reza Payami

    Reza Payami said (4 Jul 2008):

    spectacuar shot. love it.

  • Gemma Gonzalez

    Gemma Gonzalez said (5 Jul 2008):

    Is this an HDR shot? The colors are amazing =)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (7 Jul 2008):


  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Wonderful image. Fabulous light on the mountain.

  • frank degenhardt

    frank degenhardt gave props (11 Jul 2008):

    What ever the name it is so stunning. What a place to be. Beautiful. Love the story. Excellent work

  • Stephen Rodriguez

    Stephen Rodriguez said (30 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful! I was there once on horseback with the High Sierra Packstation. My best friend was a packer there for 18 years. Thanks brings back fond memories.

  • Melissa Stulz

    Melissa Stulz said (2 Aug 2008):

    Breathtaking. Love the shades of blue. Would look so pretty hanging in my home!

  • Jeanne Walker

    Jeanne Walker gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    Beautiful and breathtaking. Gorgeous shot!

  • Larissa White Edwards

    Larissa White Edwards gave props (30 Oct 2008):

    Wow...what a great shot!

  • Terry Hamilton

    Terry Hamilton gave props (5 Nov 2008):

    Love this area ---- Fishing,fishing, and more fishing.

  • Rich Sylvester

    Rich Sylvester gave props (5 Nov 2008):


  • Kathy

    Kathy gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    I love Convict Lake...very beautiful!

  • Silvano Ahel

    Silvano Ahel gave props (27 Nov 2009):

    great shot, beautiful colors

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (2 Sep 2010):

    Awesome photo.. This place must be breathtaking ...

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