Sunset on Bass Lake

Living in the mountains and away from the city life means there are a few inconveniences but they are offset by the stunning beauty the surrounds you on a daily basis. This started out for us as a routine trip to take the trash down to the bins as there is no curb side pickup, take the dog for a walk now that we have no fenced yard and pick up the mail from the row of lock boxes on the main road. We decided to take a drive down the to the lake and missed the turn we had planned taking and ended up along the east short of Bass Lake. The wrong turn turned out to be the right turn and we were treated to a spectacular sunset on the lake. Ducks swam by as we walked the dog along the shore taking pictures every few feet as small waves lapped the shore. The reflection of the sunset in Bass Lake was breathtaking and I don’t think I took a bad shot all evening.

Bass Lake is located a few miles south of Yosemite National Park near the small Gold Country town of Oakhurst. We recently moved to the opposite side of the lake shown here and this is less than 5 minutes from home. Bass Lake is a popular resort town where people come to kick back, drag water skiers and inner tubes along the lake at high speed while kids swim in the warm water along the shoreline and a few fishermen try to capture that massive bass the lake is named for. A number of hotels, rental homes and fine restaurants line the shores of the lake. At sunset the boats are chased off the lake and the lake calms down for the night. The smell of a BBQs fill the air making you hungry even if you just ate. Deer wander down to the lakeshore to sip the cool water before bedding down in the woods nearby. It’s a great place to visit and a lovely and romantic place to live.
Sunset on Bass Lake