June Lake Loop (CA), Silver Lake, Yellow Aspens, Carson Peak

ISO100, 20mm, f/13, 1/10 sec
Silver Lake, June Lake Loop, Mono County, CA

For the first 2 years of my traveling to the Eastern Sierras for Fall Colors, I had bypassed June Lake Loop.  Despite the talk on the internet and the profiles on guides, the view of the loop did not seem worth the effort from Hwy 395.  That was a mistake of years’ past.  When the trees are in form, “the Loop” gives you the biggest bang for the buck in relation in terms of least strenuous drives.  There are six areas where trees are clustered within the 15.8 drive, including this view of Silver Lake and Carson Peak.

(Click thru the image for the 700px view)

While sitting on the beach of this lake, a far-too-friendly duck decided to swim up, preen, and take a nap not more than a meter away.  Head turned around and resting on her back, she would occasionally open her eyes to watch me when I moved here and there for a slightly different shot.  I would later find out the Silver Lake Resort (with charming little cabins) has both a trout and a duck pond on their property.

The trip reports on the Fall Colors for the weekend of October 12-13 are linked here:

EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 20mm, f/13, 1/10 sec

June Lake Loop (CA), Silver Lake, Yellow Aspens, Carson Peak. Silver Lake, Mono County, California. October 13, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.

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