Manzanita Lake – Lassen National Park


Jim Dowling
Jim Dowling is a retired teacher and ex-railroad brakeman/conductor. He takes pictures, gardens and, on occasion, spins a decent yarn.
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13 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    Wow! Beautiful photo!

  2. Carrie says:


  3. A. Jacoby says:

    Serenity . . . .

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      I thought a cool and serene mountain lake might seem a refreshing contrast to the 107 degrees currently outside.

  4. Richard Christoph says:

    Exceptional photo, Mr. Dowling. Thank you for sharing that magnificent scene with us.

  5. Beverly Stafford says:

    You certainly have a way with a camera.  Thank you.

  6. cheyenne says:

    Jim, I tried to take pictures from that Manzanita Trail during a full moon with Lassen Peak in the background.  It looked good visually but my cheap camera always just showed a black frame.  I would imagine it would take a time lapse or something like that.

    • Jim Dowling Jim Dowling says:

      A full moon on Manzanita would be breathtaking. I have yet to get serious about night photography.  It’s tempting, though.

  7. Karen Calanchini says:

    Amazing photo,  and as I sit here with both A/C’S cranking out the cool air, your photo was perfect. Wish I was there for a few days. Many thanks.

  8. Claudia Hastings says:

    I was there recently, so lovely. We enjoyed the lake, the mountain, the chipmunks and the smells of the pine trees.


  9. cheyenne says:

    We used to camp there every weekend in the summer.  The little stage always had programs going.  One ranger, a lady, had a program where she had animal masks and invited kids from the audience to come up on stage and perform an informative play about local animals.  Of course that was over ten years ago and may have changed.

  10. Ginny says:

    Your photo looks as though it could be a painting, so making it not quite real.  Beautiful…………  Thank you!

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