Category Archives: General

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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What to Do?

The snow pack is not doing so great as of the February 1 survey. However, we still have this month and March to go. They are both typically the wetter months. If the snow pack does not improve significantly, what … Continue reading

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Into 2018 We Go!

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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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