Lassen NP!

Lassen National Park was the perfect getaway to celebrate our anniversary and John’s birthday. It’s less than a 3 hour drive and easy to get to right after school on a Friday. We were hoping that Manzanita Lake Campground with it’s 179 sites would provide a wealth of empty sites. It did in C- loop – as there were numerous big school groups in B-loop, A-loop looked full and D is for tents only. we loved our site and had a nice little view of Mt. Lassen! It’s had to just stay two nights and face a work day on Monday – but so worth it.

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C loop site #45 and all set up.

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The view we had and being on the outside of the loop was perfect. The road behind us was used only occasionally by bikes and a small amount of vehicles.

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Mt. Lassen hiking trail map – about 5 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 1957 feet.

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The beginning of the Bumpass Hell trail – picture time with Brokeoff Mountain in the background. The Brokeoff Mt. hike was the hardest hike I had ever done – 2600 ft gain and 7.5 miles round trip. It was good it was behind us!

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Bumpass Hell is about a 3 mile hike and pretty easy with only a 300 foot gain. There were a lot of people on the trail as it was Saturday.

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There are thermal warnings on this trail because of the hydrothermal areas. Part of the plank walkway was closed which was a bummer.

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Sunday we walked around Manzanita Lake – about an hour and it is all flat. Not many people on it – there were a lot of birds. I had fun taking pictures.