Trail of the Week

Convict Lake trail is free of snow; a good, easy early-season hike
Wendilyn Grasseschi
Staff Writer

The Convict Lake trail south of Mammoth about five miles on U.S. 395 is free of snow and the aspens are budding, making the easy hike around the beautiful lake a good early season hike. If you want more of a challenge, head up the trail toward Mildred Lake at about 9,000 feet elevation. The trail is mostly free of snow, at least to the first creek crossing about 2.5 miles up. The trail behind the lake will give you a good workout and the views are impeccable.