Category Archives: General

Wildfire Update: Fires Continue to Smolder

Amazing on how dry it is in the mountains. The three wildfires continue to smolder even after the Thanksgiving rain/snow. Sounds like the old Soda Fire from a few years ago. Anyway, we shall see what happens after these current … Continue reading

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GTW.org Turns 7

Celebrating 7 years of goldentroutwilderness.org existence on the internet! To date there have been over 300,000 views, many trips completed, maps downloaded, and resources used. Thanks to readers like you for keeping the site going. Seeing how many people have … Continue reading

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Poll: Drones

Do you think drones should be allowed in the wilderness? Many see it as mechanical use by a small machine. The noise level takes away from the wilderness experience. Others say they should be allowed because they are no different … Continue reading

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Video: Maggie Lakes 2018

A short video showing how this group of people enjoyed Maggie Lakes this summer season. Looks like they camped near the lower lake and enjoyed swimming in the middle one. Did they climb Maggie Mtn near the end? Better watch … Continue reading

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New Map Section Feature: CalTopo

Head over to the maps section to create your own custom topo maps thanks to CalTopo. Zoom in to the area, calculate distances, elevation loss/gain, and so much more. Need a simple topo map of the area with trail mileage? … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Fishing in Alpine Creek

A couple users headed out for an overnight trip. They started at the Clicks Creek TH and went over to Alpine Creek. Here is the report. Just got back from a two night camping trip into the GTW. FIRST NOTE: … Continue reading

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National Trail Day – June 2

Mark your calendar for June 2 as it is National Trail Day! There are various way you can participate this year from simply just going on a hike to maintaining trails to special trail events and more. You can also … Continue reading

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Free: Backpacker Magazines

Some may already know this, but here it is for those who do not. If you are interested in reading through older Backpacker Magazines, then you are in luck. Google has archived dozens, if not hundreds, of the publisher’s magazines. … Continue reading

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Plans in the Works?

Are you anxious to get outdoors? Ready to put on a pack and hike for miles in the wilderness this season? Great! It is good to start planning out your trips early. Not only do you become familiar with the … Continue reading

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Book Added: The High Sierra Hot Springs Trail

Added a book about enjoying various hot springs. You will have to purchase this one for about $16. It is located in the preparation->books section of the site. Enjoy!

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