North Lake was that popular
Sunrise at North Lake
It was still quite dark when I arrived at the parking lot. I saw a few people leaving their vehicles. And I thought they were day hikers. I really thought I was early. And I had no idea as to how popular North Lake was.
When I reached the lake, I realized that this particular corner of the lake to be precise, which was a perfect spot to catch the sunrise glow cast on Mt. Emerson, Bishop Bowl and the ridge that ran along the canyon, was literally swarming with people. I mean, photographers. Ha! It seemed like I was the only one who didn’t get the memo!
Nonetheless, I found a spot on top of this giant rock, squeezed in between the photographers, and set up the tripod. I had seen some behind the scene photos where a mob of photographers was trying to take photos at sunrise like at Arches National Park. The arch itself may have represented tranquility, or serenity, but what was actually going on behind the cameras was utter craziness.
And I didn’t know that North Lake was that popular.
It was cold enough that the large sheet of ice was formed contouring the shoreline, and yet the reflections of the aspens in the middle of the lake were simply beautiful.
The fall colors at the lake was definitely near peaking, thanks to the warm October days accompanied by the icy cold night temperatures. It was definitely a sight to see and a moment to remember.
North Lake, Eastern Sierra, CA
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