Tag Archives: Wilderness

SQF Complex – Current Fire Map

The SQF Complex is about half way contained. The image above can be tapped/clicked on to further enlarge the map. Black line around the edges mean the fire is contained at that point. The red line means there is still … Continue reading

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Wildfire Update: Castle Grows and Another One Discovered

While out on the Castle Fire, aircraft caught a glimpse of another one burning further to the north. It is rather small in comparison to the Castle Fire. Here is what has been officially posted. The Castle Fire burned past … Continue reading

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Wildfire: Cow Fire up to 871 acres

Source: InciWeb The Cow fire is approximately 871 acres with a growth of 100 acres and 15% contained. Yesterday crews continued to burn to the east along Division Z, strengthening the control line. In Division A, crews held and mopped … Continue reading

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Not Much Snow After All?

A few days have gone by and the snow survey has been partially updated for the Kern River Basin. It looks like most of the surveys were done before the “big storm” this last weekend. Assuming the rest of the … Continue reading

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And the Snow Results Are…

Snow surveys have been completed up and down the State for the March 1 date. However, if one goes to the Kern River to see how the wilderness is fairing they would be left in suspense. Why? Well all the … Continue reading

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What to Do?

The snow pack is not doing so great as of the February 1 survey. However, we still have this month and March to go. They are both typically the wetter months. If the snow pack does not improve significantly, what … Continue reading

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Lion Fire at 75% Containment!

The Lion Fire is now at 75% containment. Trail closures are still in place, so plan accordingly. The official news update for today is below. The Lion Fire is currently 19,050 acres and 75% contained. The fire continues to hold … 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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Wildfire: Jacobsen Fire Video and Update

Video showing the last bit of growth on 10/21/2006. Last photo from the webcam was 3:50 PM. Changes from yesterday are trail closures are expected soon for the area. A Type 2 Incident Management Team is being requested to managed the … Continue reading

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