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Caribou Wilderness Area
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Location Lassen, California
Address Westwood, Lassen, California 96130, United States
Lat, Long 40.50072, -121.21358
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Description The Caribou Wilderness is a gentle, rolling, forested plateau with many forest fringed lakes. Reminders of volcanic and glacial origin can be seen throughout these wildlands. Crater peaks, cinder cones and numerous large and small depressions have become beautiful lakes and are scattered throughout this plateau region. Caribou Peaks, Black Cinder Rock, and Red Cinder are points of interest. The average elevation is 6,900 feet. The highest point, Red Cinder, is 8,370 feet. From here there are majestic views of the lofty mountains that surround this primitive wilderness. Located on the eastern slopes of what was once Mount Tehama, this area is surrounded by the volcanic peaks of Swain Mountain, Bogard Buttes, Prospect Peak, Ash Butte, Red Cinder Cone and Mount Harkness. The wilderness can be easily explored by hiking the well maintained trails which are, for the most part, located on gentle slopes. Caribou Lake (near Silver Lake) is the eastern trailhead entrance and might be a good place to start. From here, you can access the north end of the wilderness to Triangle Lake or the south end to Hay Meadows. Cone Lake is the northern trailhead and provides access to Lassen Volcanic National Park.
Keywords CA, Wilderness, Lassen Volcanic National Park
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2012-03-05
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