Author Archives: Joshua

Book Added: The High Sierra Hot Springs Trail

Added a book about enjoying various hot springs. You will have to purchase this one for about $16. It is located in the preparation->books section of the site. Enjoy! Advertisements

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Not Much Snow After All?

A few days have gone by and the snow survey has been partially updated for the Kern River Basin. It looks like most of the surveys were done before the “big storm” this last weekend. Assuming the rest of the … Continue reading

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And the Snow Results Are…

Snow surveys have been completed up and down the State for the March 1 date. However, if one goes to the Kern River to see how the wilderness is fairing they would be left in suspense. Why? Well all the … Continue reading

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What to Do?

The snow pack is not doing so great as of the February 1 survey. However, we still have this month and March to go. They are both typically the wetter months. If the snow pack does not improve significantly, what … Continue reading

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Not Looking So Good

The snow survey results are in for the state of California. As far as the Golden Trout Wilderness is concerned, the Kern River is the main watershed. How much snow is up there? Well if you have already been tuned … Continue reading

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Into 2018 We Go!

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The 2017 Season Recap by Video

As 2017 comes to a close, it is a reminder of one backpacking season finished and another one coming soon. Here is a playlist of all the videos submitted via YouTube regarding places in the Golden Trout Wilderness. As you … Continue reading

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40 Miles Through the Golden Trout Wilderness

In the beginning of the late spring/summer backpacking season, 4 adventurers head out into the Golden Trout Wilderness. Due to the large snow pack, a detour was needed to arrive at their destination. Their trip went from 10 to 40 … Continue reading

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Roads Closed for the Season

Roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness have been closed for the season. Users can still access the wilderness, but it will just take longer. Several road closures signs mean adding up to 14 miles of hiking just to a trail … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Lion Meadow from Jerkey Meadow

A visitor to the wilderness, Dan Hall, during the week of Thanksgiving started at Jerkey Meadow and went out to Lion Meadow. Here is what he reports: Thanksgiving week I did a backpack trip from Jerky Trailhead to Grey Meadow, … Continue reading

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