Tag Archives: Mineral King

More Roads are Open

More roads have opened in preparation for Memorial Day weekend! The quick list of roads now open are listed below. Included is a brief idea of commonly visited areas associated with the roads opening. Mountain Home State Forest (Balch Park … Continue reading

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Snow Arrives and Road Closures Begin

The first storm with enough moisture and cold temperatures┬áhas arrived bringing snow. As many people are happy to have rain/snow in California, this does mean some roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness will close for the seasons. It is too … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity – Golden Trout Wilderness on SQF

Wanting to give back and help preserve trails for generations to come? Consider checking out the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew. Starting the August 2, 2015, and going 1 week, volunteers have the opportunity to maintain a “gem” of the … Continue reading

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Still Open? Yep!

After calling the district offices within the National Forest, users can still access the Golden Trout Wilderness at some of the most popular entry points. The only roads that are currently closed are entry points via Mineral King and Horseshoe … Continue reading

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Roads Begin to Close

After last weekend’s storm, one would expect some road closures. Currently there is only one and it access to the wilderness via Mineral King. The road has closed for the winter. Any other roads closures discovered will be posted promptly.

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Do you see/smell smoke?

If you are out in the wilderness these next several days, expect to see if not smell some smoke. No, it isn’t a wildfire but a prescribed fire from the Sequoia National Park. The fire is called the “Mosquito Prescribed … Continue reading

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Final Road Opens: Mineral King

The road to Mineral King is open. This road allows users to access the northern end of the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Users will need to pay for a wilderness permit and park pass through … Continue reading

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Update: History and Map Sections

Added a new map from 1936 in the maps section. It is just one USGS topography quad map titled Kaweah. You get a better close up of the trail system at that time and see the extent of the Forest … Continue reading

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Update: Maps

Added a stitched together USGS topography map from 1956 to the Maps section. Check out where the roads went and how much had changed. Most of the trails on the map are still a part of the wilderness today while … Continue reading

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All Roads are Now Open

The last road to access the Golden Trout Wilderness is now open. The Sequoia National Park was able to open the road into Mineral King as scheduled. Be a great memorial weekend to trek through Mineral King and into the … Continue reading

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