June 24th-26th, 2011
The Golden Trout Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada, in Tulare County, California. It is located 40 miles (64 km) east of Visalia, California within Inyo National Forest and Sequoia National Forest. The wilderness is named for and protects the habitat of California’s state fish, the golden trout.
Within the wilderness are portions of the Kern Plateau, the Great Western Divide’s southern extension, and the main stem of the Kern River, the South Fork of the Kern and the Little Kern River.