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Weekender: Lakes Basin a cure for cabin envy

Symptoms include an intense desire for a charmingly ramshackle house in the forest, pine-scented solitude, and a view over a lake or burbling stream; a longing for family traditions and campfire-tinged memories. If you are one of the afflicted, an easy remedy is at hand in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area, a quiet northern Sierra wonderland of cold blue lakes, rimmed by towering mountains, with — yes — woodsy cabins.
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