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Last Survey of 2018

The last snow survey results are in for 2018! May is the final survey for the area and sites within or near the Golden Trout Wilderness. Unfortunately the results are bad. The Kern River Basin is at 13% of normal … Continue reading

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Last 2017 Snow Survey Results

The final snow survey results are all in for 2017. How exactly is the wilderness looking this year? It is looking exceptionally good! For the May 1 survey the Kern River Basin is setting at 210% of normal for the … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Results for April

The April 1 snow survey results are in for 2017. The Kern River basin is at 215% of normal! Two years ago it was 5% of normal and last year it was around 75%! It is great to see so … Continue reading

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Snow Pack: Just About Normal

Although many reports are stating the Sierra Nevada mountains are above normal for snow pack conditions, this is not the case for the Kern River Basin. The Kern River Basin has 16 snow survey courses and only 1 has not … Continue reading

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Update: Fishing Spots and Snow Pack Info

Updated the fishing spots portion of the site to included more current dates as well as photos of the lakes. Snow pack conditions are still coming in for the Kern River Basin. Only 50% has been reported, so it would … Continue reading

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So Little Snow

The snow results are in for the March 1 surveys and the results are not looking good. The Kern River drainage is the dominant drainage within the Golden Trout Wilderness. Currently we are at 19% of normal for a March … Continue reading

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Snow, What Snow?

Most of the snow results have been reported through the California Cooperative Snow Survey program. Each year, around the first of the month for several months, the snow is measured at dozens of sites up and down the Sierra Nevada … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Conditions…Not Good

The snow pack for California is not that great. Last week’s storm brought in about 10 inches of snow. However, when it was time for a survey near the western boundary of Golden Trout Wilderness no snow was found. Last … 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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Snow Arrives, However…

Last weeks storm brought snow to much of the southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It is wonderful to see the mountains white and the air clear for those in the San Joaquin Valley. However, how much snow was dropped? Snow surveys … Continue reading

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