Tag Archives: Little Kern River

Last Road Opens

The road to Mineral King is now open for public use. This is the final road to open for the summer 2018 season. Users can now access the northwestern most tip of the Golden Trout Wilderness via Farewell Gap. When … 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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One Road, Several Trailheads

As of 9 AM this morning, the North Road (21S50) will be open to the public! This is a major access point to several trailheads on the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Trailheads now accessible are … 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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Lion Fire at 75% Containment!

The Lion Fire is now at 75% containment. Trail closures are still in place, so plan accordingly. The official news update for today is below. The Lion Fire is currently 19,050 acres and 75% contained. The fire continues to hold … Continue reading

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Video: Two Nights at the Little Kern River

Come along with Catherine Gregory on 3 day/2 night trip to the Little Kern River. She decided to celebrate her birthday outdoors and with her friend Julie, who happens to be doing her first backpacking trip. Thanks for sharing the … Continue reading

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Two More Open

Two more roads have opened to access the Golden Trout Wilderness from the Sequoia National Forest side. The North Road (21S50) is partially open. Currently users can get access to the Golden Trout Pack Station and Lewis Camp TH at … Continue reading

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Water Update for Sequoia NF GTW

Latest water source information (August 22 to 24) has come for those wanting to hike on the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. If you are heading down into the Little Kern River area, then you may … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Little Kern River

User, known as hikerdude87, from the High Sierra Topix forums, went to check out the Little Kern River back in mid June. He took several photos of their trip, which can be seen in his original posting HERE. Below is his trip … Continue reading

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Video: Backpacking Golden Trout Wilderness

A first backpacking adventure started at the Jerkey Meadow Trailhead and ended at the Little Kern River. However, there were some unexpected difficulties along the way. This is another view point of a video shared back in June. Enjoy day … Continue reading

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