Tag Archives: Sequoia National Forest

Roads Are Opening!

News just received earlier today from the Western Divide Ranger District office is the Lloyd Meadow Road (22S82) is open! Now users can access both the Jerkey Meadows TH and Forks of the Kern. Other roads are still closed and … Continue reading

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April 1 Snow Survey Results

The Kern River Basin is doing excellent for the April 1 snow survey. With all stations reporting their results, the Kern River is at 197% of normal! It is a great thing to have so much snow and with so … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: All Three Fires Grow

Source on InciWeb The Alder wildfire, now 4,503 acres, continues to slowly advance northwest, towards an area burned in the 2016 Hidden wildfire. The Alder wildfire is being held on a strategic containment line in Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest. … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Fires grow slowly and official update pace slows.

Click images to enlarge – From InciWeb ALDER WILDFIRE    Location: Five miles north of Camp Nelson above North Alder Creek Acres Burned: Approximately 2,903 acres Fire Discovered: October 4, 2018 Cause: Lightning Containment:  55% contained Resources: 125 total personnel: 3 crews, 5 engines, 2 – type 1 helicopters, … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Increased Acres, but Increased Containment

The Alder Fire is now up to 55% containment as it slowly increased in size over the weekend. The Mountaineer Fire still does not have any containment and increased slightly in size. More details are from InciWeb below. MOUNTAINEER FIRE … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Growth, but with containment jump!

Here is your latest update for the Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires. The Alder Fire has grown quite a bit since the last update here on GTW, but so has its containment. Now 1400 acres, it is almost 50% contained! … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: All three fires grow

The Alder Fire is now up to approximately 1,300 acres, Mountaineer is approximately 80, and Moses is grown slightly to 0.3 acres. Trails are still closed at this time. The exact details are below. Current Fire Information: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6238/ ALDER FIRE Location: … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Alder, Mountaineer, and Moses Fires Showing Little Growth

The Alder Fire, located just west of the Golden Trout Wilderness boundary, is the largest of the three fires currently burning. Mountaineer is only at 19 acres with very little growth. Moses remains at 0.1 acres. Crews are either continuing … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Roads and Trails Close

Alder and Mountaineer Fires are continuing to grow. As such the Sequoia National Forest has issued Forest Orders to close trails and roads associated with the fire. Forest Service road 21S50 (North Road) above Clicks Creek TH is closed and … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Lewis Camp to Willow Springs

Kevin and 6 of his friends went out into the GTW earlier this month. His goal was to get away and find some solitude. Here is what he has to report. On the weekend of Oct 5th-7th six friends and … Continue reading

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