Great news for those wanting to get in the wilderness earlier than Memorial Day weekend. The Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is now open to Jerkey Meadow TH as well as 20S67 to Forks of the Kern TH on the Sequoia National Forest side. Users can now enter the wilderness from Jerkey Meadow and Forks of the Kern. Make sure to have your free wilderness permit with you.
Why grab a permit when they are free anyways? This helps the Forest Service keep track of exactly how much use their wilderness areas get. Skipping it will only hurt users in the long run, so please grab one before heading out. They can be obtained from any of the Forest Service offices.