It was Friday afternoon my husband took off, and we didn’t have any plans for the weekend. We discussed over a coffee how we use to go out to see fall colors back in Milwaukee every year. It has been more than two years since we have moved to California and never went to see fall colors. Hence we decided to take a weekend trip and enjoy the beauty of fall in the state of California. Fall colors at the convict lake is a must for your California bucket list.
I had many ups and downs in my life this year, considering I lost my loved one, and this trip has been just I need to feel better. For me, nature is always a stress reliever and helps me heal.
Drive to convict lake
As our trip was not pre-planned, We need to book a hotel and need to buy some stuff for the road trip, so it was quite a work to finish in less time. We decided to leave by 4:30 in the morning to reach to convict lake around 9 am.
There was not much traffic, so our drive was smooth. Though there was a fog so couldn’t see the mountains clearly, but the atmosphere was terrific. After covid 1st time, I felt a positive vibe, and it made me feel stress-free.
Where to live?
The convict lake resort is the nearest place to stay or you can choose any hotel/lodge in the mammoth village or nearby. Besides the washroom, there are no such facilities around the lake so be prepared if you are planning to spend the whole day. Please carry enough food and water. Feel free to read my beginners guide to hiking essential
Fall colors at convict lake
I thought we will be the 1st arriving there, but no, I was wrong. Fishing lovers had already stolen their best spots. Even I saw people enjoying the fishing by sitting on their boat and mesmerizing the view from the middle of the lake.
I must say the view of the reflection of the mountain on the lake was incredible. Moreover, I was speechless by seeing fall colors around the lake. There is a small paved trail covered with trees on both sides. It was looking amazing. This is an excellent paved road and accessible for strollers or wheelchairs. The path is hardly half a mile long and easy, so anyone can do it.
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