View Of Cliffs From Convict Lake
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Convict Lake is a lake in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada in California, USA. It is known for its fishing and the dramatic mountains, including Mount Morrison that surround the lake. Its surface lies at an elevation of 7,850 ft
The lake was named after an incident on September 23, 1871, where a group of convicts escaped from prison in Carson City. A posse, from Benton, led by Deputy Sheriff George Hightower, encountered the convicts near the head of what is now Convict Creek. Posse member Robert Morrison, a Benton merchant and Wells Fargo Agent, was killed in the encounter, and Mount Morrison was named after him.
Convict Lake is known for its fishing, including Rainbow trout, German brown trout, and a species of sucker fish. Due to the high demand of fishing in the lake and stream, the lake is stocked once a week during the summer with rainbow trout, supplied by nearby hatcheries. There is a trail for hiking around the lake and a trail that connects the lake to the Sierra Crest.
The 1951 film The Secret of Convict Lake was largely based on the events that occurred at the lake in 1871.
According to the narrative included with the movie How the West Was Won, Convict Lake was in the opening scenes.
The lake was the filming location for several scenes in the 1998 film Star Trek: Insurrection.
It was used in an advertisement for Nature Valley granola bars in 2007.
An image of Convict lake was used in a CG background for a cartoon demonstration on Mythbusters.
June 29th, 2013
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