Crowley Lake at the Vista Point near the south landing of the lake on US 395. The mountains in the distance form part of a caldera wall from a volcano that exploded here 750K years ago, and the lake is renowned for its trout fishing. The lake itself is the largest reservoir in the system that supplies Los Angeles with water 300 miles away. There are those who claim LA “stole” the land and water, but as the old saying goes, you can’t rob a thief — as the Paiute who were murdered and forcibly removed from this land would surely attest.
Crowley Lake, CA, as seen from the Vista Point on US 395 North in the Eastern Sierra.