Former visitor to Convict Lake, California
CONVICT LAKE, CALIFORNIA
Elevation: 7,583 feet
In 1871, a group of convicts escaped from Carson City, Nevada and were cornered by a local posse near the lake. A shootout took place and two members of the posse were killed, including a local merchant named Robert Morrison. The biggest peak above the lake is now named Mount Morrison and the lake was renamed Convict after the incident.
Legend says that Convict Lake is home to a monstrous brown trout named “Horgon” that few have seen and no one has ever landed.
(Un)official Convict Lake Booze Cruise Karaoke Song: “I Fought the Law” by The Clash
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