North to Manzanita

Debra and I met friends up on the northeast side of Lassen for some cabin camping at Lake Manzanita.


Located just inside the northeast entrance to the park the cabins at Manzanita are small, cheap,  and clean but basic:  a place to lay down. Fishing was frustrating as each evening was non stop hatches of whatever accompanied by hundreds of feeding trout completely oblivious to our offerings despite significant bucks spent at Redding Fly Shop. Here is a pic of one of the stupider but pretty trout theretroutGreat time camping and hanging out with the Schaefers as usual

shafWe had a epic road trip Saturday heading north out of the park to Hat Creek and on to Burney falls. Stopped on the way at Subway Caves

cav2 cave1Halfway point was Burney Falls a must see if you are in the area.

falls fas moss


Fished Hat Creek half heartedly and also marveled at it’s source which bubbles up directly from volcanic rock.

meadow meadow1 orangerLate that afternoon we motored on into the park for some amazing vistas.

hatIt had been 20 years since I had been NE of Lassen. SO much to see up there. I need to go back and spend some extended time exploring.





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