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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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Trail Report: A Loop from Horseshoe

Thanks to Tony for providing detailed information on his trip into the eastern side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Here is what he has to report. I drove up to Horseshoe Meadows to acclimate the night of Wednesday, 20 June … Continue reading

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Trail Reports: Opposite Sides of the GTW

Two different trail reports came in today. One was from Brook regarding heading to Summit Lake while the other was on the opposite side of the wilderness. The opposite side being Horseshoe Meadow and Mulkey Meadow area. Let’s start off … Continue reading

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Remaining Roads are Still Closed

The 4th of July weekend is the second “busiest” weekend for outdoor activities, especially related to camping/hiking in National Forests. Many of you are probably itching to get out to the Summit Trailhead or even Clicks Creek Trailhead. Unfortunately you’ll … Continue reading

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Blackrock Trailhead is Open!

The Sherman Pass road has been official open as an official news release from the Sequoia National Forest today. They also said the Blackrock Trailhead is open, which means users can access the Inyo side of the Golden Trout Wilderness … Continue reading

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Sherman Pass Road Opens!

The Sherman Pass Road is now open to Kennedy Meadows. However the connecting road that takes users to the Blackrock Trailhead and into the Inyo side of the Golden Trout Wilderness remains closed. As soon as this route officially is … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Jordan Fire at 60% Containment

Incident Start Date: 6/09/2019   Cause: Lightning   Size: 523 acres   Containment: 60%       Incident Type: Full Suppression Vegetation Type: Brush and timber Agency: Inyo National Forest, U.S.D.A. Forest Service Resources Assigned: Engines: 1   Helicopters: 6 Crews: 5   Total Personnel: 205 Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Organization is managing … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Jordan Fire Grows

The Jordan Fire grows to over 580 acres. This has resulted into trail closures that are near the area. See the image below for closures and descriptions. Following the trail closures, the official announcement and current status report is available. … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Meadow

Thanks to Peter Fulks for Sharing his photo from his trip up to Horseshoe Meadow. Apparently he had a good day fishing using his tenkara rod. According to him, “they are biting!”

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Wildfire: Jordan Fire

According to Inciweb, there is a fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness. It is located on the Inyo National Forest side, just west of Blackrock. It is currently burning down slope towards Jordan Hot Springs. Here is more information. The … Continue reading

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