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April 1 Snow Results

The snow survey results are mostly in for the Kern River Basin. It is possible the USFS and NPS will not get these results in by the closing window of April 3. If that data comes in, I don’t see … Continue reading

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Road Closures for 2022 – SQF

The Sequoia National Forest just released a news update regarding closures and openings of several recreation areas. As for the Golden Trout Wilderness, the west side will have a road closure due to hazards from past wildfires. The North Road … Continue reading

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March 1’s Snow Survey Results

Sorry for the late posting as we are about to get into April. However, I feel it is important to let you know what we had in March before posting April. For starters, you can see just how much has … Continue reading

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A Peak into 2022’s Snow Pack?

Snow surveys begin in California near the end of December and last until May. Sometimes, on exceptional years, additional surveys will be done for the month of June. Well the December surveys are in for a few basins within the … Continue reading

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Video: Day 1 of Solo Hiking in The GTW

HikeStad ventures into the Golden Trout Wilderness for a few days. He begins on the eastern side of the GTW and heads south to Trail Pass. Ultimately ends up at Chicken Spring Lake to conclude the first day.

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A Long Fire Season

What a crazy wildfire season in California, let alone the local mountains in the southern Sierra Nevada. The western side of the Golden Trout Wilderness was already closed to public access due to the Castle Fire (aka SQF Complex) in … Continue reading

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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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