Originally Posted by YoTerryh
Growing up in Klamath Falls, I loved visiting the Lava Beds. It was a favorite place to take of of town guests or just explore. The history of the Modoc Indians and Captain Jack's stronghold, the caves, the Petroglyphs, the wildlife, it was and is a magical place. I spent two nights in the campground there at the start of my winter trip in 2021 and had a pretty good snowstorm my second day. I had the campground to myself and enjoyed exploring a few caves to get out of the snowy weather above ground.
Seeing the area in the snow would be dramatic. Thanks for sharing. The history there was wonderful to see. Ancient and a sacred place for humans and Imagine all of the wildlife that used to be there!
We covered a lot of the back roads in the Modoc Wilderness while coming from the McCloud side. Trees for miles and miles. Then the burned areas as we got closer to Medicine Lake. That was a vast burned area for sure. Lots of logging going on to salvage lumber. We got within 2 miles of the lake and the road was again covered in snow. What a water year.
We will go back for sure. So few people, hundreds of miles of 4x4 roads and wild spaces. My kind of earth.