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Roads Update

Users are reporting the following for road access: Safely and successfully drove up The North Road to Summit TH. A Prius made it. Safely drove up and over Sherman Pass road from Kernville and down to 395. Batch Park and … Continue reading

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Latest Road Information

The roads page has been update to the latest information as of this posting. Many are wanting to get into the wilderness this Memorial Day weekend and roads are a big part of that. Here is some additional information to … Continue reading

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Sequoia National Forest Enters Fire Restrictions

Fire restriction information was just released from the Sequoia National Forest. Here is what the order states. PORTERVILLE, Calif, May 8, 2020 – The Sequoia National Forest will enact fire restrictions prohibiting campfires, stove fires, welding, or smoking on all public lands … Continue reading

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Roads Update

Just wanted to do a quick mention that the roads information is updated and accurate as of this posting. Right now the only road open is to Kennedy Meadows from the east side of the Sierra Nevada. All other access … Continue reading

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General Updates for SNP, SQF, and INF

There are some official updates regarding obtaining a wilderness permit for the GTW due to the COVID-19 issue. Here is an excerpt below from the Sequoia National Forest (SQF). 2020 Golden Trout Wilderness Permits – Under current circumstances with COVID-19, the Sequoia … Continue reading

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Final Snow Survey for 2020

The final snow survey results for the Kern River Basin are in for 2020. The snow pack is not great for the area either, which is unfortunate. The May 1 average is 39% of normal for the area. Prepare for … Continue reading

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Sequoia National Forest Announcement

Forest Service extends closure of most developed recreation sites in California through May 15   PORTERVILLE, Calif., – The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, announced that most developed recreation sites will remain closed through May 15. Regional Order No. 20-03 … Continue reading

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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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