Category Archives: Trip Reports

Video: Tenkara in the Golden Trout Wilderness and the Kern River Genryu

Check out a four day adventure in and out of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Apparently not many people venture off on to where they went. Do you recognize any of the places seen in the video? Advertisements

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Trip Reports: Tower Rock, Coyote Peak, and Hockett Peak

Trip reports have been shared with GTW from user Matthew Hengst over at First Church of the Masochist website. Full on stories and plenty of photos to follow his fast pace journeys into the Golden Trout Wilderness. Curious how he did … Continue reading

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Trip Report: 5 Days in the GTW

Backpacker Mark and his daughter headed out for a 4 night and 5 day trip from the Jerkey Meadow TH. Curious as to what they found along the way? Here is his report. On Thursday June 14 my daughter & … Continue reading

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How’s The Fishing This Year?

Curious as how the fishing is going when the snow packs were low again? Well a local resident Chuck Stokke brings you a fishing update from the Kern River on Father’s Day. He discusses what baits were tried and which … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Summit Lake

User Scott Williams headed up to Summit Lake and beyond for two nights. Summit Lake is located on the Sequoia National Forest side of the wilderness. It is about a 7 mile adventure to get there. The photos above are … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Day Hike to Long Canyon Stringer

Hiker Michael Brush headed out for a day hike to Long Canyon Stringer via the Blackrock Trailhead. The trailhead is located  on the Sequoia National Forest, but quickly crosses into the Inyo National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Jerkey Meadow to Trout Meadow

Last week Daniel went out into the Golden Trout Wilderness via the Jerkey Meadow Trailhead. He hiked up and over to the Little Kern River Bridge and ultimately to Trout Meadow. Then he reversed course and this is what he … Continue reading

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Trail Report: Summit and Maggie Lakes

This past weekend hiker Andy Cai went out from Hidden Falls Campground and did a big loop to see places like Summit and Maggie Lakes. He even tried out the old Griswold trail that was reopened in 2015. Here is … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Lion Meadow from Jerkey Meadow

A visitor to the wilderness, Dan Hall, during the week of Thanksgiving started at Jerkey Meadow and went out to Lion Meadow. Here is what he reports: Thanksgiving week I did a backpack trip from Jerky Trailhead to Grey Meadow, … Continue reading

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Video: Golden Trout Wilderness Experience

Back in June a large group of young women headed out to the Golden Trout Wilderness and what looks like up to Cottonwood Lakes area. User Lindsey Raymond published a video last year summarizing the adventure in 2016. Looks like they … Continue reading

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