Tarn in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Range

September 17, 2013


Photographer: Nel Graham
Summary Author: Nel Graham

While hiking up Rock Creek above Tom's Place in the eastern Sierra Nevada range a few weeks back I passed this lovely morning scene at Box Lake, showing a small island reflected in the calm water. Box Lake is a tarn -- a small body of water in a basin produced by glaciation. Several of these tarns can be seen along Rock Creek. In addition to the scenery and hiking trails, there's good fishing for brown trout here. Mount Morgan (12,992 ft - 3,960 m) is visible in the background at right-center. Photo taken on August 14, 2013.

Photo Details: Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ4; Focal Length: 4.7mm (35mm equivalent: 28mm); Aperture: f/3.3; Exposure Time: 0.0031 s (1/320); ISO equiv: 100.