Category Archives: General

Video: California Golden Trout’s Long Journey Home

Check out how the California Department of Fish and Wildlife return native Golden Trout to Volcano Creek. They released the fish back to their native waters on July 13, 2017. Why did they need to rescue them? Check out the … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Pier Fire at 95% Containment

Pier Fire Update September 18, 2017 Pier Fire Information: (559) 559-539-2607 ext. 2292, 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Size: 36,556 acres Fire Start: August 29, 2017 Containment: 95%  Location: Highway 190, east of Springville Total Personnel: 450 Cause: Human caused, under investigation Resources: Crews 10, Helicopters 3, Engines 19, Dozers 6, Water … Continue reading

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Some Map Links Fixed

Just letting everyone know I re-updated the Google Earth KML/KMZ files and GTW Map 100MB PDF links. They should all be available now to download once again from Dropbox.

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Trip Report: Forks of the Kern

User Douglas Burke and a friend hike down the Forks of the Kern trail this past weekend. Here are a few photos and a report to check out. Douglas reports, A buddy of mine and I hiked the Forks of … Continue reading

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Access to Trailheads Right Now Does Not Mean It’s Safe!

As many of the roads are opening to access various trailheads leading into the Golden Trout Wilderness, this does not mean it is safe to start hiking the trail. Why? Well reports of rivers “raging” and flowing “exceptionally higher than … Continue reading

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Mineral King Photo Comparison

Some users enter the Golden Trout Wilderness through Mineral King. Once south of Farewell Gap, they enter into what some consider a hidden gem within the Sequoia National Forest’s side of the wilderness. By the looks of things in the … Continue reading

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History in the Comment Section

Every once and awhile a comment is made directly on the website about a particular trip. It could be sharing a highlight from ones adventure, a close call, or even recalling what things were like several years ago. If you … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Have a Happy New Year everyone! Hopefully a trip or two to the Golden Trout Wilderness is on your list of things to do in 2017. Already have trip plans for 2017? Do share in the comments or Facebook below.

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Roads Closed for the Season

The latest series of storms have closed the last remaining roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness. Users will have to either wait till the snow melts or access the wilderness by other means.

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Wildfire Update: Locations and Size

The map above shows the latest location and size of both the Hidden and Jacobsen Fires within the Golden Trout Wilderness. The recent storm may have slowed progress down, but we won’t know officially till it passes. According to InciWeb, … Continue reading

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