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Video: 84 Mile Semi-loop Through GTW

Ready for a video on the Eastern side of the Golden Trout Wilderness? Back in June of 2020 a hiker ventured out on an 84 mile trek into the GTW. Beautiful grand vistas of meadows, the mountains, and more. Who’s … Continue reading

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Video: 3 Days and 2 Nights

A group of people head into the western side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. They set up a base camp, do a day hike on the second day, and then head out the third day. Do you recognize any of … Continue reading

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Video: Preview of a 90 Trek Through the GTW

With a lot of the wilderness being closed to the public this year for the western portion of the GTW, maybe some videos of users will suffice? See how this user treks through approximately 90 miles of the Golden Trout … Continue reading

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Most Roads Are Open for the 2021 Season

Sorry for the delay. The roads page has been updated to the latest information. Most of the roads are open as long as they are not within the Castle Fire perimeter. One thing to remember is a road could be … Continue reading

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Fire Restrictions

FOREST ORDER No. 0513-21-15USDA FOREST SERVICEPACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONSequoia National Forest Pursuant to 16 USC§551 and 36 CFR§261.50(a), and to protect natural resources and provide for public safety, the following acts are prohibited within the Sequoia National Forest. This Order is … Continue reading

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Sequoia NF Closes Trails within Golden Trout Wilderness

On February 16, 2021, a Forest Order went into effect closing many of the roads and trails within the Castle Fire (part of the SQF Complex). This order carries out through the end of December, 2021. As seen in the … Continue reading

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May 1 Snow Results are…..Bad….

Although many of the sites were not surveyed this month, what little is there shows bad news for the Kern River Basin. As of the May 1 survey date, the Kern River is at 0%. If we look at the … Continue reading

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April Snow Survey Results

The April snow survey results are in. If you are a native here in the central valley, you know it has been bad regarding the lack of rain and snow. It is the same story for the mountains. The Kern … Continue reading

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March Snow Survey Results!

Results are mostly in for the Kern River Basin. Unfortunately they are not good. Most of the snow surveys have reported in giving a 44% of normal for this time of year. Many are hoping for a “Miracle March” and … Continue reading

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Facebook Page has Returned!

I wanted to let everyone know that the Facebook Page for the Golden Trout Wilderness website has returned. There were some background things that needed changing and the original webpage was lost in the process. Therefore if one way to … Continue reading

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