Category Archives: General

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: 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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Facebook Page has Returned!

I wanted to let everyone know that the Facebook Page for the Golden Trout Wilderness website has returned. There were some background things that needed changing and the original webpage was lost in the process. Therefore if one way to … Continue reading

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New Year, New Communications

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you made the best of 2020 as much as you possibly could. The 2021 “hiking season” will soon be upon us. As such with a new year comes many new things in various parts … Continue reading

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Forest Closure extended through end of December, 2020

Forest officials have extended the closure of Sequoia National Forest managed land near the Castle Fire through December 31, 2020. Despite cooler temperatures, hot spots continue to smolder and burn through dry vegetation. This creates hazardous conditions for anyone walking … Continue reading

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Message from Sequoia National Forest – Forest Supervisor

The week of August 15, California experienced a historic lightning siege with a reported 11,000 lightning strikes over 72-hours, igniting more than 650 wildfires. Two of the lightning-caused fires, the Castle and Shotgun fires (Sequoia (SQF) Complex), were reported by … Continue reading

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Quick Castle Fire Update

The Castle Fire is now up to 15,000 acres. Trails leading into the Sequoia side of the wilderness are in the process of being closed. All trailheads and trails leading into the Golden Trout Wilderness from the Sequoia National Forest … Continue reading

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Contacting the Sequoia National Forest

If the standard numbers to the office are not working for the Sequoia National Forest, here are some alternative numbers according to their official website.

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A Better Way to Think About Wildland Fires

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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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