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A Road Opens….

Many roads accessing various trails to the Golden Trout Wilderness are still close. They are estimated to open as early as mid-May, but ultimately by Memorial Day weekend. Are you itching to get a head start and catch the wilderness … Continue reading

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April 1 Snow Survey Results

Snow survey results are in for the April 1 survey. Usually the first question is was there snow. If there was snow, then how much is there and how does that compare to the average. The answer to the first … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Closes Roads

The most recent storm dropped snow this time around closing several roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness. Consider these roads closed until sometime in April or late May. Hopefully the Sierra Nevada mountains receive a better snow pack this year … Continue reading

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Fish Fire Webcam

You can watch the Fish Fire from Sherman Peak. Here are the instructions to do so. Follow this link: http://rockyags.cr.usgs.gov/cgi-bin/camHist_movie.pl From the drop down menu, select “Sherman Peak Webcam #2” Once the page refreshes, click on the “last” button below … Continue reading

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Watching the Weather

This is just a reminder to always check the weather before departing for you adventure. Knowing what to expect is an important part of preparing for you trip. Granted, you may only know a few days in advance. However, for … Continue reading

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Potential Thunderstorm in the Sierra Nevada

from http://www.weather.gov as of June 5. MOISTURE OVER THE SOUTHERN SIERRA NEVADA WILL PRODUCE AFTERNOON AND EVENING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE HIGH COUNTRY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING AND AGAIN THURSDAY. THERE WILL BE A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ALONG … Continue reading

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Road Open

The road up 9 Mile Canyon to Kennedy Meadows is now open. This provides access to the southeastern portion of the Golden Trout Wilderness via the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Access to the 9 Mile Canyon Road is from Highway … Continue reading

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An Early Season?

For those of you who are waiting for the summer backpacking season to start, then it may come sooner than most people think. Temperatures are warmer then normal around here which has an impact on the snow pack in the … Continue reading

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What the Snowpack Means for the Wilderness

Across the Sierra Nevada mountains snow surveys were conducted by both private and government personnel last week. The results show the state is around 25% of normal for the year. With so little snow residents of the valley are concerned … Continue reading

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