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April Snow Surveys are Still Coming

The COVID-19 issue has sure disrupted a lot of things locally. One of those areas are the snow surveys. The State of California uses their own employees as well as federal and private to complete the surveys up and down … Continue reading

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March Snow Survey Results

As many of you local California residents have experienced, we are not doing so well regarding rain and snow. The numbers from the March 1 snow survey reflect the dry month. The Kern River Basin is at 45% of the … Continue reading

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Trail Report from August 2019

Back in August of 2019 Phil headed out of the Forks of the Kern Trailhead to Painters Camp. Here is what he had to report. Should help with some planning this season. Hiked from Llyods Medows – Forks of the … Continue reading

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February Snow Results

Snow survey results are nearing completion for the Kern River Basin. Tomorrow is the last reporting day and likely not to vary too much from what is currently being reported now. The snow pack is currently setting at 74% of … Continue reading

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Roads Closed for the Season

The remaining roads are now closed due to snow and winter conditions. In the mean time, if you’d like to track the snow pack you can check out the website below. It shows the snow pack for the Golden Trout … Continue reading

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Roads are Closing

It is that time of year again where access to many trailheads begin to close down due to winter conditions. The recent winter storm has dropped several inches of snow across the Sierra Nevada. Currently access to the Golden Trout … Continue reading

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A Fall Adventure

Backpacker Tony headed out into the eastern side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. He never saw one hiker once out of the Horseshoe Meadow area. Read his trip report below. I returned earlier this week from a week-long loop trip … Continue reading

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Trail Conditions for SQF in Late August

During the end of August, I had the opportunity to return to the Golden Trout Wilderness on the Sequoia National Forest side. The trip would start and end at the Clicks Creek Trailhead on the North Road (21S50). Several trails … Continue reading

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Website Update: New Purchasable GTW Map!

A new company called Calico Maps has made a waterproof and tear-resistant shaded-relief topo map for the Southern Sierra! What does this mean? Well you’ll get the entire Golden Trout Wilderness of course, plus more. You’ll have most of Sequoia … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire Final Announcement

Source: InciWeb This will be the final update on the Cow Fire unless there are significant changes to report on the incident. The 1,975-acre Cow Fire remains 30 percent contained. Minimal smoke may be visible from the Cow Fire until … Continue reading

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