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Trip Report: Summit Lake 6-24 to 25

A recent trip to Summit Lake by Eric McDaris and company reports back on the their adventure. Originally they set out to reach Maggie Lakes, but hitting a snow covered trail beyond Summit Lake changed the plans. However, this didn’t … 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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Road Access Update for 5/9/17

Ready to head out into the wilderness Memorial Day weekend? Well you may want a plan B if you were going to use some of the popular roads to access the trails. Right now many are still closed. Here is … Continue reading

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Snow at Golden Trout Pack Station

Thanks to Chuck Stokke for images of the Golden Trout Pack Station on the Sequoia National Forest side of the Golden Trout Wilderness. As you can see in the slideshow above, there is still quite a bit of snow at … Continue reading

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Snow Pack Conditions

With 10 out of the 14 surveys reporting in, there is great news after years of drought in the Golden Trout Wilderness. The March 1 survey for the Kern River basin is at 275% of normal! What great news when … Continue reading

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Roads Closed for the Season

The latest series of storms have closed the last remaining roads accessing the Golden Trout Wilderness. Users will have to either wait till the snow melts or access the wilderness by other means.

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Wildfire: Jacobsen Fire at 1,702 Acres

The Jacobsen Fire has reached 50% containment as of yesterday. Unofficially, with the storms coming this weekend, there could be even more containment. Stay turned! For now here is the latest update. Some of the highlights are as follows: Jacobsen … Continue reading

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April Snow Survey Results

The important April 1 snow surveys are nearly complete across the State of California. In regards to the Golden Trout Wilderness, the Kern River is the major drainage. Currently 10 of the 17 sites have been posted showing the wilderness … 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 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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