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Chaos Crags and Crags Lake Professional Review and Guide
"The crater at the end of this splendid hike now cradles a small lake, but it once was the fulcrum of a cataclysm that forever changed the surrounding landscape, and resulted in the formation of the Chaos Jumbles. About 300 hundred years ago, a portion of the Chaos Crags, plug dome volcanoes like Lassen Peak, let loose a massive avalanche of rock. The landslide scarred the landscape to the north and east of the Manzanita Lake area, and its debris makes up the dam of the lake itself. Highlights: Tiny Crags Lake lies in an exposed basin below the unstable slopes of the Chaos Crags."
--Tracy Salcedo-Chourre, Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park (Falcon Guides).
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