Tag Archives: Wilderness

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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Wildfire Update: Cabin Fire Outlook

Outlook Planned Actions Firefighters will continue confinement along fire’s edge on the south and east side of the fire using natural barriers. They will continue to gather Intelligence to develop plans for contingency along existing trails on the south, east … Continue reading

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Storm Brings Several Wildfires to SQF Side of Wilderness

Source: Inciweb. Wildfires within the Golden Trout Wilderness are in BOLD font. No trail closures at this time. Numerous lightning strikes ignited seven wildland fires in the Western Divide Ranger District, Giant Sequoia National Monument in the past 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Trail Report: 33E20

According to a hiker named Scotty, the trail that goes between Forks of the Kern TH and Kern Flat (33E20) contains one down tree on the Sequoia National Forest side of the wilderness. The location is across from the Rattlesnake … 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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48 Hours at the Forks of the Kern

Another story has surfaced about a 48 hour trip down the Forks of the Kern River trailhead back in November. Check out the photos and story as one user experiences this trail and adventure for the first time. Story -> … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Your Next Trip

Winter has set in and most people won’t be heading out into the wilderness till the snow melts and roads clear. In the meantime, have you considered getting physically ready for your next trip? Here is an article that will … Continue reading

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