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Discover Lassen with Caribou Wilderness Hike this Saturday

Hikers enjoy scenic lakes in the Caribou Wilderness
Hikers enjoy scenic lakes in the Caribou Wilderness

You’re invited to Discover Lassen County by joining Lassen Land and Trails Trust on a hike in the Caribou Wilderness this Saturday, May 30th. The trail goes from Cone Lake to Caribou Lake and the group will be led by Elizabeth Norton, Vice President of Lassen Land and Trails Trust.

To join the group you can meet them at two different locations; at 8:00a.m. hikers will be meeting at the historic railroad depot on Richmond Road; at 9:00a.m. you can meet the group at the junction of A-21 and County Road 110, just north of the Susan River crossing.

The hike goes from Cone Lake to Caribou Lake and is rated easy to moderate. It is 6.8 miles and passes by many scenic lakes and has a gentle elevation gain of 642 feet. The 20,546 acre Caribou Wilderness is a broad volcanic plateau. Elevations range from 6,400 to 8,374 feet. It was one of the first wildernesses designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act.

“Our plan is to travel on Highway 44 to County Road A-21, and then to the Caribou Lake Trailhead, north of Silver Lake,” explains Discover Lassen Coordinator Suzanne McDonald. “We will drop off 1-2 vehicles. Then we’ll shuttle the remaining vehicles 6.9 miles to the Cone Lake Trailhead, north of the Caribou Wilderness.”

The hike will be one-way only. There will likely be several blow-down trees across the trail, and hiking poles are recommended. Bring lunch, plenty of water and your favorite snacks.

“Please RSVP if you are coming,” asks McDonald, as limited space is available.

Registration is free and is first come, first served. To register, call Lassen Land and Trails Trust at (530) 257-3252 or e-mail [email protected] or friend the Trust at www.facebook/LassenLandTrust or join the Trust’s Meet Up group at www.meetup.com/Discover-Lassen.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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