This was my first trip to the Caribou Wilderness, which borders Lassen Volcanic National Park. I’ve always steered cleared due to it’s reputation as being mosquito heaven.
Happily hibernation season must have been in full swing for the mosquitoes by the end of August. We found clearly signed trails, with fairly flat terrain, making for pleasant hiking. There were plenty of lakes on the loop we selected. We entered through the Cone Trailhead.
(1) Refer to Jan’s Trail Links page for more information.