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    Sherman Pass 4x4 Trail

    Kernville, California

    Sherman Pass 4x4 Trail

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    "Despite the fire damage, this trail is still quite scenic as it climbs to almost 10,000 feet at Sherman Peak. New wildflowers grow in abundance in the furtile soil and wildlife is returning to the area. Because underbrush was burned away, I was able to get a rare picture of a wandering bear (see opposite page). The fire did not reach the east end of the trail where excellent camping was found at Bonita Meadows. The first half is very steep and susceptible to washouts. The second half is rocky and rutted in places. Aggressive, high clearance SUVs can get through but vehicle damage is possible."

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    Bakersfield, CA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    Interesting drive, this is one where you need to be prepared for Field Engineering Problems. That means be prepared for fallen trees across the path, especially in the burned areas. We were one of the last groups to go through this fall. Sharp axes, saws, and winch or equivalent with snatch block are must haves. Beautiful scenery, light snowfall, gorgeous clear, blue skies marked our trip.
    Nothing like looking back on the trail and seeing your tracks alone in the snow.

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    Trail Type
    3 to 4 hours
    Sequoia National Forest; Inyo National Forest
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