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Winter Backpacking

Thinking about doing some winter backpacking into the Wilderness? Maybe just some winter camping in general? Whatever you decide this winter, consider checking out REI’s Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips before heading out. Winter offers a different experience and has … Continue reading

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Maps Update – Mobile Platform Available

Great news for those who like to use their smartphone while outdoors. Now you can download official US Forest Service maps via Avenza’s PDF Maps app for your Apple and Android devices. Links have been added in the map section … Continue reading

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New Trip – Flatiron Loop

Added a new trip on the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness called Flatiron Loop. It is approximately 26 miles and will take up to 3 days to do or less if you really want to push … Continue reading

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High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew Opportunity

Near the Inyo National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness there will be two volunteer opportunities. Teaming up with the High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew, you’ll be able to restore miles of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). One trip … Continue reading

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Despite Storm, Roads Remain Open

This recent past weekend brought a lot of rain to California. In the southern Sierra Nevada mountains, it brought snow to higher elevations (above 7,500 feet). However, with the warmer conditions most of the snow has melted off from the … Continue reading

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The Season Continues

Weather will remain in the low 90’s this week in the central valley of California, which means it is great weather for backpacking in the Golden Trout Wilderness! One can expect there to be even fewer people now that school … Continue reading

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The Horseback Option

Interested in viewing the wilderness on horseback but don’t have a horse? Check out the Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Trains. They offer simple day trips to week long adventures! They also provide meals for your trips too!

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Mountain Home and Balch Park Open…

Mountain Home State Park and Balch Park roads are expected to be open on May 17th. This is great news for those wanting to enter into the western portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness. Entering into the wilderness usually starts … Continue reading

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Lloyd Meadow Road Partially Opened

As of Friday, May 4th, the Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is partially opened. One Lane is still closed but the other is open. Please drive with caution as potential traffic heading in the opposite direction will be using that lane … Continue reading

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Roads Are Still Closed?

The valley temperatures are warming up these days. Time to head to the hills and go into the wilderness for a weekend….wait…roads are still closed? Yep. That is right. Even with the temperatures getting up into the 90’s last weekend … Continue reading

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