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Website Update: New Purchasable GTW Map!

A new company called Calico Maps has made a waterproof and tear-resistant shaded-relief topo map for the Southern Sierra! What does this mean? Well you’ll get the entire Golden Trout Wilderness of course, plus more. You’ll have most of Sequoia … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire Final Announcement

Source: InciWeb This will be the final update on the Cow Fire unless there are significant changes to report on the incident. The 1,975-acre Cow Fire remains 30 percent contained. Minimal smoke may be visible from the Cow Fire until … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire at 1250 Acres

Here is the latest information on the Cow Fire. The image above is a progression map showing the fire moving in a more north to north eastern direction. Firefighters continue strengthening line around the Cow Fire as it moves east … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire up to 871 acres

Source: InciWeb The Cow fire is approximately 871 acres with a growth of 100 acres and 15% contained. Yesterday crews continued to burn to the east along Division Z, strengthening the control line. In Division A, crews held and mopped … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire

A lightning caused wildfire is burning on the Inyo side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. It is known as the Cow Fire. Here is the latest information and trail closures. The Cow Fire, burning in the Golden Trout Wilderness, has … Continue reading

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Caution: Poodle-Dog Brush

Post from the Sequoia National Forest to all visitors. Poodle-dog bush can cause severe irritation to the skin if touched, akin to poison oak or poison ivy. It can raise blisters lasting as long as two weeks or more. The … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Maggie Lakes

Backpacker Christopher headed out to Maggie Lakes recently. He submitted the photo above too. Here is what he had to report. Hiked from the Summit Trailhead at the end of Forest Service road 21S50. Road was a little rough but … Continue reading

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Remaining Roads are Open

Sorry for the “radio silence” on roads opening for the past couple of weeks. I have been outdoors myself enjoying the Sierra Nevada. Many of you may already know this, but to make it official on GTW the North Road … Continue reading

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Trip Report: GTW on the Inyo

Backpacker Tony Kurlander headed out to the eastern side of the Golden Trout Wilderness for a few days. He started and ended in Horseshoe Meadow. Here is what he had to report. I drove up to Horseshoe Meadows to acclimate … Continue reading

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Trip Report from 6-21 to 6-30

  Backpacker Phil Sallaway headed out to the Sequoia side of the Golden Trout Wilderness for several days in June. Here is what he has to report about water levels in some rivers and the trails he hiked. Started 6/21 … Continue reading

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