Sunday, September 14, 2014

Eastern Sierras - Convict Lake

Saturday, Sept 6th

The first ride for our Eastern Sierras adventure was a new one for The BF and me -- Convict Lake, nestled in the aspens of Convict Canyon in the Sherwin Range of the Sierra Nevada, and apparently an ideal location for weddings.  According to the Wikipedia entry (if we are to believe the details to be correct), the lake is named after an incident in 1871 involving escapees from a Carson City prison.

We started from the Best Western Hotel in Mammoth Lakes at 8:30am.  Well, as The BF and I discovered, our hotel room clock was 8 minutes off and the gang almost left without us.  The ride was 38 miles with 3,000 ft of climbing.

As mentioned in the previous entry, we didn't realize that the Fall Century was happening and it was fun being swept up the event, especially as we traveled on US-395 with a police escort.  As mentioned in the previous entry, I lagged far behind but eventually caught up with The BF at Convict Lake and we biked together back to Mammoth Lakes.  The photo above is the lovely bike path in town.  A good first outing.

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