Our last camp trip of summer was small but mighty. Two days in Lassen's Manzanita Lake campground were a hit in terms of friendship, sports, exploration and creativity. This mellow and beautiful lake is at the west entrance to Lassen National park, and it's an excellent water craft area for paddle boards and kayaks.
Because we went during the Olympics, our crew made up all sorts of Olympic events, such as synchronized paddle boarding and sprint rowing loops. We even handed out medals during the campfire.
15 minutes north of the park entrance is Subway Cave, a lava cave that really does look like a subway. Heading in with a flashlight was too easy for these girls. So we did lights off, and explored by hand. Do not try that at home (Mom almost fell!).