• Dinkey Lakes Wilderness Area

  • 2014 Cliff Lake Campsite Restoration

  • Mystery Lake restoration project

  • End of Season in the Sierra's

  • Santa Barbara Canyon Trail - Clear

  • 2015 Maggie Lakes Trip Report

  • Golden Trout Wilderness, Summit Trail to Maggie Lakes

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Sequoia National Forest Wildland Fires 2015

Sequoia Wildland Fires 2015: Lightning strikes ignited a dozen new fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument over the past few days. As of 11:30 a.m. on Sunday July 5th, the following lightning caused fires have been discovered.

Western Divide Ranger District – Grey, Angora, Shotgun and Trout 2 Fires
Hume Lake Ranger District – Loggers, Jennie, Evans, and Rowell Fires
Kern River Ranger District – Pinyon, Rocky, Trout, Burton, and Piutes Fires

Firefighters are using Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) when the fires are located in the Golden Trout Wilderness. Firefighters will suppress the fire with the least impact to the land. They will stop the spread to contain it within a designated perimeter boundary made up of natural barriers, and remain onsite to ensure it stays within that boundary.

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Sequoia National Forest, Grey Fire

 

Sequoia National Forest, Grey Fire

Lightning strikes ignited a dozen new fires across the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument over the past few days. The “Grey Fire” is the largest at six acres, and is burning near Grey Meadow in the Golden Trout Wilderness approximately 15 miles northeast of Springville on the Western Divide Ranger District.

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Wilderness Corps - Lower Maggie Lake

2015 Maggie Lakes Trip Report

On May 30, 2015 members of Wilderness Corps backpacked into Maggie Lakes to gather information on downed trees along the route, document water sources for future trips and to see what signs we need to replace. This is the report that Wilderness submitted to the Sequoia National Forest.

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Golden Trout Wilderness, Summit Trail to Maggie Lakes

While on a recon trip to Maggie lakes in the Golden Trout Wilderness on May 30, 2015, Wilderness Corps discovered 23 large tress blocking the trail. Wilderness Corps consulted with the USFS Western Divide Ranger District and organized a Crosscut trip to remove as many of these trees from the trail as possible.

On June 30, 2015 Wilderness Corps Volunteers with an American Conservation Experience (ACE) Crew departed the Summit Trailhead in search of these trees. We took two Crosscut Saws and some hand tools along with the usual backcountry gear (tent, stove, bear canister, food, etc). As we hiked we cut the trees that we came upon blocking the trail.

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South lakes T-Shirt

Dinkey Lakes Wilderness, South Lake Restoration Project

We are celebrating the 31st birthday of the Dinkey Lakes Wilderness by giving something back to this spectacular and popular area. Wilderness Corps is working with the Wilderness Rangers of the Sierra National Forest on a large-scale restoration project that will tackle the several campsites and user-created trails near South Lake in the Dinkey Lakes WildSouth Lake Restoration Project 2015erness of the Sierra National Forest. Work will focus on the removal and/or closure of campsites located too close to water that are damaging lakeshore habitat and potentially affecting water quality.

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Quick Links

California Fire/Stove Permit
Caltopo.com for trip planning
inciweb to check if there are wildfires in your destination area

Wilderness Permits

Wilderness Permits are required for the Golden Trout , Dinkey Lakes, Dome Land, South Sierra, John Muir and Ansel Adams Wilderness areas. Please get a Wilderness Permit if you plan on an overnight excursion in one of these spectacular areas.