Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness Guide Book

by Suzanne Swedo (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Californiaand39;s Golden Trout Wilderness  by Suzanne Swedo

256pp/maps/photos/elevation charts
ISBN: 0762726555

Sample 43 hikes in California's Golden Trout and South Sierra Wilderness areas. Experience groves of giant sequoia; walk through expansive mountain meadows; or look for California's state fish, the golden trout, in the cool streams of this wilderness paradise. This guide to one of the state's most spectacular roadless regions will help outdoor enthusiasts choose and plan day hikes or backpacking trips that are best suited to their time, energy, and experience. Backcountry guide Suzanne Swedo points out the region's geological features, historical sites, trees, birds, flowers, and mammals, as well as places where the trail is faint, where it is clear, and where rivers and streams are obstacles to travel or special sources of delight.

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Trails from the "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 43.
... Preview: A perfect weekend backpack or a convenient base camp at the hub of several routes to more remote Kern Plateau destinations. Big Whitney Meadow is laced with clear creeks teeming with golden trout and ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: A vigorous climb through some of the Sierra’s finest wildflower gardens to a pair of high alpine lakes. The Mineral King Valley must be one of the most sublimely beautiful places in the world. Its sha ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: A short upside-down day hike. The trail begins in white and red fir, lodgepole, and silver pine forest. It descends gently, passing a wildly blooming and sometimes buggy little meadow. The spring-fed ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Pearsonville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This route is one of the few that allow exploration of the wonderfully diverse country on both sides of the Kern River, making use of the only two bridges within the wilderness spanning the main fork ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 79.1
... Preview: An out-and-back weekend backpack or a vigorous day hike to a true High Sierra glacial cirque lake. This outing involves lots of altitude gain in a short distance. If you’re not already acclimatized to ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A scenic and convenient route to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Kern Plateau as well as a pleasant out-and-back day hike. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: A one-way hike to a major intersection near the center of the wilderness and to one of the two bridges across the Kern. It can be used as one leg of a number of extended backpacks within the wildernes ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 44.4
... Preview: A spectacular out-and-back tour into the high country along the Great Western Divide. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Three Rivers, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 39.2
... Preview: A flower-filled hike to the Kern River. It can be done with a short car shuttle, but if you don’t mind another 4 miles of walking partly on a road, you can make a complete loop. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 26.8
... Preview: An out-and-back day hike to the confluence of the Kern River and the Little Kern. This is an upside-down hike and the trailhead elevation is less than 5,800 feet, so be sure to carry plenty of water f ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: An out-and-back day hike to the northern border of the wilderness. Golden Trout Camp, operated by the Thacher School in Ojai, California, is used by the Audubon Society and other educational organizat ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A fine early- or late-season low-elevation day hike or weekend backpack. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.6
... Preview: A vigorous out-and-back day hike or a quick way to connect with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the Owens Valley. This is a favorite of deer hunters in fall. You should probably allow more time tha ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Olancha, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: A quick way to connect with the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) from the east. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Olancha, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.4
... Preview: A shuttle hike great for early or late season, with solitude guaranteed. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Olancha, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 29.9
... Preview: An out-and-back hike to the Little Kern River. From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: An upside-down hike to a historic site and a soak in a natural hot spring. This is an upside-down hike. You lose, then regain 2,400 feet, an important consideration if your plan is to do it as a day h ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Pearsonville, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: A loop hike with optional variations to 11,510-foot Kern Peak for views of the Southern Sierra and high desert unsurpassed anywhere in the Golden Trout Wilderness. This is the easiest route to Kern Pe ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Lone Pine, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 35.2
... Preview: An upside-down hike to the Little Kern River gorge on a historic trans-Sierra trail. This is an upside-down hike, so the return trip will take longer than the outbound leg. Be sure to allow enough tim ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.2
... Preview: A relatively low- to middle-elevation exploration of numerous tributaries of the Little Kern River, perfect in autumn for solitude and fall color. This is an especially fine hike in fall when the air ... From the guidebook "Hiking California's Golden Trout Wilderness"
Johnsondale, CA - Hiking - Trail Length: 23.8

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