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Wildfire: Progress Made on Walker Fire

Official news release: SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — September 6, 2021Crews are making progress towards containment of the 8,719-acre Walkers Fire, reaching 58%. Growth was slowed over the past couple of days as firefighters were able to tie the most active fires … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Walker Fire Continues to Spot

A message from the Sequoia National Forest. SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — September 1, 2021On Tuesday, Walkers Fire operations continued to focus on protecting structures and halting the fires spread. Air tankers, hand crews and helicopters continue to slow the fires growth … Continue reading

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USDA Forest Service Temporarily Closes ALL National Forests for Public Safety

Takes affect tomorrow August 31,2021. Below are the exact words from the closure order VALLEJO, Calif., — August 30, 2021. To better provide public and firefighter safety due to the ongoing California wildfire crisis, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Walker Fire

From the USDA Forest Service Walkers Fire Information:  Sequoia National Forest – Denise AlonzoDenise.Alonzo@usda.gov Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks – Mark Ruggiero Mark_Ruggiero@partner.nps.gov Walkers Fire ignites spot fires further north into the Wilderness SPRINGVILLE, Calif. — August 23, 2021 … Continue reading

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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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