Manning Park Resort
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TripAdvisor Reviews Manning Park Resort Hope
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... for the night. It was a short drive, thankfully. The cabins were a bit suspect, with chickens running around and an inn-keeper that looked to be the type that might stand outside your window with a knife looking all creepy. He could have just been a lonely man though, living in the middle of nowhere with his chickens. Our little cabin had a pretty sweet VHS player, which totally made up for the creepy-man factor. Too bad we left all our VHS tapes at home. In the attic. In a box dated ...
... we packed up camp and headed to our starting point for the day. We parked at Lightning Lakes campground and started out on the Lightening Lakes Chain trail. It is a fairly easy trail that winds along the chain of Lightning, Flash and Strike Lakes with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and crystal clear picturesque lakes. It is about a 6-7km hike into the camp which is called Strike Camp, it is situated right along side a nice little ...
... back at the truck, then continue up to the North Cascades and find a camp. But after tramping up the valley through the gorgeous old growth forest for about an hour I realised that this wasn't your average 10 min trail from the carpark (I later found out that it was a 17km round trip). But thankfully Goat Lake was well worth it and I marvelled at the spectacular setting while soaking my toes in the glacial lake water. And ...
... and way over priced if you ask me. Once at lightning Creek we realized that we had the entire place to ourselves! We picked the campsite that we wanted, set up camp, put all of the food in the bear box, and started hiking up desolation peak. The mountain gains about 5000 feet in elevation when you walk about 5 miles on the trail. It wasn't an easy hike by anyone's standards. First we hiked about two miles from our campsite to get to ...
... are magnificent! We had hoped to do a scenic boat tour or spend time along the lake but soon learned that wasn't so easy. There is only one boat tour a day (an all day tour pretty much) and then a boat that ferries you to Ross Resort. I'm guessing the Lake Acess is in Ross Resort because we never found any accessible spots to enjoy the lake. We learned that the entire road takes you through Ross Lake National Recreation Area which is part of North Cascades ...