Tag Archives: Sequoia National Forest

Sequoia NF Closes Trails within Golden Trout Wilderness

On February 16, 2021, a Forest Order went into effect closing many of the roads and trails within the Castle Fire (part of the SQF Complex). This order carries out through the end of December, 2021. As seen in the … Continue reading

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May 1 Snow Results are…..Bad….

Although many of the sites were not surveyed this month, what little is there shows bad news for the Kern River Basin. As of the May 1 survey date, the Kern River is at 0%. If we look at the … Continue reading

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April Snow Survey Results

The April snow survey results are in. If you are a native here in the central valley, you know it has been bad regarding the lack of rain and snow. It is the same story for the mountains. The Kern … Continue reading

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Story: Cow Camp Now

The Sequoia Complex Fire made its way through a lot of the Golden Trout Wilderness during the summer and fall of 2020. One of those areas near Trout Meadow is a private property inholding called “Cow Camp.” The owners were … Continue reading

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Message from Sequoia National Forest – Forest Supervisor

The week of August 15, California experienced a historic lightning siege with a reported 11,000 lightning strikes over 72-hours, igniting more than 650 wildfires. Two of the lightning-caused fires, the Castle and Shotgun fires (Sequoia (SQF) Complex), were reported by … Continue reading

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Latest Update on SQF Complex

Incident Information:Start / Report Date: 8/19/20 Cause: LightningResources:Hand Crews: 13 Dozers: 3Current Situation:Size: 168,973 acres Location: 25 miles N of Kernville, CAHelicopters: 12 Water Tenders: 14Containment: 75 % Injuries: 17Structures Destroyed: 228Engines: 23Total Personnel: 744 The lightning-caused Castle and Shotgun … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Numbers Update for 10/3

Here are some updated numbers for those interested. The containment date is now estimated to be November 1! Total Personnel 1,026 Size 154,983 Acres Percent of Perimeter Contained 60% Estimated Containment Date Sunday November 01st, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM

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SQF Complex – Just the Numbers

Current Size = 151,436 acres Containment = 61% Personnel = 1,440 The Sequoia National Forest is still closed to the public at this time, which includes the Golden Trout Wilderness. More information regarding the fire can be read on the … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Current Fire Map

The SQF Complex is about half way contained. The image above can be tapped/clicked on to further enlarge the map. Black line around the edges mean the fire is contained at that point. The red line means there is still … Continue reading

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SQF Complex – Fire Progression Map

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