Tag Archives: May

Latest Road Information

The roads page has been update to the latest information as of this posting. Many are wanting to get into the wilderness this Memorial Day weekend and roads are a big part of that. Here is some additional information to … Continue reading

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Roads Update

Just wanted to do a quick mention that the roads information is updated and accurate as of this posting. Right now the only road open is to Kennedy Meadows from the east side of the Sierra Nevada. All other access … Continue reading

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Final Snow Survey for 2020

The final snow survey results for the Kern River Basin are in for 2020. The snow pack is not great for the area either, which is unfortunate. The May 1 average is 39% of normal for the area. Prepare for … Continue reading

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Final 2019 Snow Survey Results

The final snow survey for 2019 has been completed for the Kern River Basin. April 1 was the big date for the State’s water allocation, so May does not get as much attention in the news. However, for those wanting … Continue reading

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Last Survey of 2018

The last snow survey results are in for 2018! May is the final survey for the area and sites within or near the Golden Trout Wilderness. Unfortunately the results are bad. The Kern River Basin is at 13% of normal … 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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Last 2017 Snow Survey Results

The final snow survey results are all in for 2017. How exactly is the wilderness looking this year? It is looking exceptionally good! For the May 1 survey the Kern River Basin is setting at 210% of normal for the … Continue reading

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Tree Mortality (Video)

It can be easy to forget about the drought’s impacts on residents of California, especially in the lower elevations. Sure some water restrictions are in place and potentially higher water bills have passed through your mailbox. However, have you had … Continue reading

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Trip Report – 3 Day Loop on the Inyo NF Side

A user, jimmeans, from the forums on High Sierra Topix, submitted a trail report regarding his adventure into the Inyo National Forest’s side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. His trip generally followed the Groundhog Meadow Loop. Here is what he had to … Continue reading

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Flat Iron Loop Video

During the first weekend in May of 2014, a group of guys headed out into the Golden Trout Wilderness. Video from their trip was recently posted on YouTube. It is 8 minutes long and you can get a feel for … Continue reading

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