Tag Archives: May

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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Story: Trip to Summit Lake

A group of 5 headed up to Summit Lake within the Sequoia National Forest’s Golden Trout Wilderness. Their adventure began at Shake Camp, in Mountain Home State Forest, then proceeded up the Long Meadow Trail to Summit Lake. The trip … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Conditions…Not Good

The snow pack for California is not that great. Last week’s storm brought in about 10 inches of snow. However, when it was time for a survey near the western boundary of Golden Trout Wilderness no snow was found. Last … Continue reading

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