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Not Looking So Good

The snow survey results are in for the state of California. As far as the Golden Trout Wilderness is concerned, the Kern River is the main watershed. How much snow is up there? Well if you have already been tuned … 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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How’s The Snow Pack?

In case you live out of the area and have not seen the news regarding the weather in California, we have been getting a lot of rain and snow. How much exactly? Well for the Golden Trout Wilderness specifically, we … Continue reading

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The Last Snow Survey for 2016

April 1 is the big day in California for snow surveys, but seldom do you hear about the May 1 results. These are some of the last snow surveys until 2017 and the results are in for the Golden Trout … 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┬áthe 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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April 1 Snow Survey Results

The April 1 snow survey results are almost complete for the state of California. In regards to the Golden Trout Wilderness, the main drainage is the Kern River. Currently, with only a few more sites needing to report, the Kern … 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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Summer Water Outlook

As of this posting the snow pack for the Sierra Nevada mountains is at 51% of normal (CDEC). What does that mean for the wilderness? It is hard to say really. If California continues to have normal average weather allowing … Continue reading

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