Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: July 9, 2022
After entering the northwest park entrance, we hiked a 2.6-mile trail around Manzanita Lake which began at an elevation of 5,800 feet. This was one of the most beautiful trails on the entire trip, and we were able to take outstanding pictures of the lake and all five volcanoes including Lassen Peak and Chaos Crags. The dirt trail along the lake shore had some tree roots and exposed rocks in places but was wooded, had lots of wildflowers and we saw geese, ducks, lizards, squirrels, and eagles. The trail went by the park campground and by the Loomis Museum which doubled as a small visitor center. After the hike we ate delicious veggie pizza at the only restaurant nearby after stopping for gas – a whopping $6.60 per gallon, the highest price we paid on the 9,000-mile trip.