Tag Archives: Sequoia National Park

Trip Report: Summit Lake

Over the weekend Scott Williams decided to take a hike up to Summit Lake located just inside the National Park boundary. It is a popular 7.6 mile one way trek up to the lake and an alternative route for accessing … Continue reading

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Long Meadow Trail Accessible!

Just heard word from a voice message at Mountain Home stating Shake Camp is open! This means users can drive to Shake Camp and begin hiking on the Long Meadow Trail. The Long Meadow Trail provides access to popular areas … Continue reading

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Roads – June 5, 2017

As of this posting, there are no changes in road conditions. The main access to the Golden Trout Wilderness remains via Mineral King on the Sequoia National Park or using the Lloyd Meadow Road within the Sequoia National Forest. If … Continue reading

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Last Road Conditions Update for May

Many of the roads remain closed due to snow. Here is the final day in May report of the current road conditions to access the Golden Trout Wilderness. Sequoia National Park opens their road to Mineral King. Just expect to … Continue reading

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One Road, One Way

The snow pack has been great this year, but it has definitely pushed back the date for people’s plans to enter portion so the Sierra Nevada mountains. The Golden Trout Wilderness portion of the Sierra Nevada is no exception. This … 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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Roads Begin to Close

It is that time of year again were roads begin to close. The recent storms that have passed through California and the Golden Trout Wilderness have shut down the following roads. Inyo National Forest Horseshoe Meadow Road (16S02) Mountain Home … Continue reading

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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

The High Sierra Volunteer Trail Crew has a few opportunities this summer for volunteer trail work in the Golden Trout Wilderness. They don’t cost you, the volunteer, anything but time. Please consider joining in on a trip or two this … Continue reading

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Come On Snow!

Reports regarding the State snow surveys were not looking so good. Are we higher than last year at this time? Yes, but the rain/snow has been quiet and the temps have warmed up. Officials are pushing for increased conservation efforts, which … Continue reading

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Snow Arrives and Road Closures Begin

The first storm with enough moisture and cold temperatures has 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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