Multiple shades of clear, blue water set against a backdrop of a magnificent mountain...the views are amazing. The colors were unforgettable--the green trees against the blue water I described and the clear blue sky made for some a fabulous pictures. It does get windy and chilly in some spots, but keep walking around the lake's perimeter to find a warm spot. Lots of fishers there, families and couples. I've been to Switzerland before and Convict Lake made me think immediately of Interlaken. Serene and gorgeous!