We started off this trip planning on heading up Guanaco Peak, but when we were driving into clouds as we hit the Upper Goldwater FSR, we thought we should try Manning out as were planning on camping there that night anyways and the weather forecast was looking better than on the Coquihalla. Turned out to be a great decision! The trail is in great condition, as most Manning Park trails typically are, no snow anywhere on the trail and the weather turned out to be fantastic, with a mix of sun and high clouds. The views start at about half-way along and continue the rest of the hike up to the peak of Lone Goat Mountain, which was our destination. Views are fantastic, Hozomeen Mountain is right in your face, great views of Frosty Mountain and the chain of lakes off of Lightning Lake, also of many mountains down into the US and in Manning Park. Nice spot to hang out on top of Lone Goat for awhile and then we headed back out. A word of caution, quite a few ups and downs on this one, so the cumulative elevation gain is actually just shy of 1200 m. Took us about 6.5 hours with stops car to car, would definitely recommend.
Finished off the day with some food at the Manning Park Lodge and campfire and sleep at Mule Deer Campsite, both a good time.