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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

93546, Convict Lake


Belgian chocolate ganache for dessert

Dear ——–,

We decided at 3 p.m. on Friday to drive up to Mammoth. The weather called for snow and we saw a clear weekend in front of us. We decided to take it easy, though. On Saturday afternoon, we gave up battling the wind a little after 2 p.m. We headed to the Mammoth Ski Museum, a place we’d always wanted to see, but never got around to. The coolest part was seeing Dave McCoy’s images from the early 1960s, when he and his friends decided to build their own rope tows. It used to be 50 cents for a day pass! This weekend, we stayed at Convict Lake, a sheltered cluster of cabins with a true wild west history. Escapees from Carson City had a shoot out with local posses there before being captured and hung. The Restaurant at Convict Lake is easily the best restaurant in the area, so we stopped in for a late dinner. We wavered when it came to dessert, but the thought of the rich, dark Belgian chocolate ganache, which comes swimming in a berry puree, fresh whipped cream and mint leaves, had been haunting us all season. We gave in.


Author: postmarkhere

I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

2 thoughts on “93546, Convict Lake

  1. i’m not that into sweet things, but that chocolate ganache is just ridiculous.

  2. Oh…ganache…

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