Tag Archives: Jerkey Meadow Trailhead

Sequoia NF Closes Trails within Golden Trout Wilderness

On February 16, 2021, a Forest Order went into effect closing many of the roads and trails within the Castle Fire (part of the SQF Complex). This order carries out through the end of December, 2021. As seen in the … Continue reading

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Quick Update on Wildfires

Fire Size: The Castle Fire is now 3800 acres in size. Shotgun Fire remains at 200 acres right now. Closures in effect or planned: Jerkey Meadow Trailhead, Forks of the Kern Trailhead, Trails past Stockbridge to Trout Meadow, Trails from … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Castle and Shotgun Fires Grow Rapidly

Summary: Castle Fire = 2,000 acres and Shotgun = 200 acres. Official posting from InciWeb: The Castle Fire burned past the Little Kern River on Saturday, and is advancing towards the Flatiron to the east and Trout Meadow towards the … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Castle Grows and Another One Discovered

While out on the Castle Fire, aircraft caught a glimpse of another one burning further to the north. It is rather small in comparison to the Castle Fire. Here is what has been officially posted. The Castle Fire burned past … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Kern River

Over Memorial Day weekend, hiker Gautham started at the Jerkey Meadow Trailhead and went to the Kern River. Here is what he has to report. Hiked to the kern river from the jerky trailhead over the memorial day weekend. The … 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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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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Lloyd Meadow Road Opens – SQF

Great news for those wanting to get in the wilderness earlier than Memorial Day weekend. The Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is now open to Jerkey Meadow TH as well as 20S67 to Forks of the Kern TH on the Sequoia … Continue reading

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40 Miles Through the Golden Trout Wilderness

In the beginning of the late spring/summer backpacking season, 4 adventurers head out into the Golden Trout Wilderness. Due to the large snow pack, a detour was needed to arrive at their destination. Their trip went from 10 to 40 … 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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