If you haven’t heard already via our Facebook page, the trails closed due to the Lion Fire on the Sequoia National Forest side of the wilderness are now open. Below is the exact wording about this update.
The Forest Closure was terminated on Monday October 23rd, all trails have been reopened for backcountry travel in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Please call the Western Divide Ranger District Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or go online on the Sequoia National Forest website to obtain a wilderness permit for overnight stay in the Wilderness.
There is still time to get some fall backpacking into the Golden Trout Wilderness. However, this time of year the weather can be quite unpredictable and on the colder side. Make sure to check the weather service during your planning phases and before heading out. Currently they are projecting high temps next weekend in the upper 50’s for the day and lows in the upper 30’s at night around 6500 feet elevation.