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We hike the trails of Lassen National Park and Caribou Wilderness.  Our maps are free to you, the hiker.


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North Caribou up-and-back

season:  Aug-Oct (snow Nov-June, mosquitos July)

length:  9.0 miles (0.8 miles of that is cross-country)

elevation gain:  1250'

elevation range:  6500-7800'

rules: Lassen National Forest

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Is Caribou Wilderness getting too cute, too confining with all the pretty lakes in the peaceful woods?

North Caribou, the highest peak around, will get you up above it all.

The last mile up is moderately difficult cross-country.  You may find a faint climbers trail for portions of it.  The top is easy to find. 

But be careful.  There is only one top, but there are many different downs.  It may not be obvious which way to head back to Upper Cypress Lake and the main trail.  GPS recommended.