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Duck Pass Trailhead to Arrowhead Lake
Rock Creek to Long Lake
Rock Creek to Ruby Lake
North Lake to Grass Lake
Lake Sabrina to Blue Lake
South Lake to Long Lake
North Fork Big Pine Creek to Cienega Mirth
Boole Tree Loop Trail
Blackrock Trailhead to Casa Vieja Meadows
Big Meadow to Manter Meadow
Courtright Reservoir to Cliff Lake
Rowell Trailhead to Rowell Meadow
South Fork Kern River
ascending Best months Big Meadow Bishop Creek Blackrock Junction Boole Tree Casa Vieja Meadows Cliff Lake Continue straight Courtright Reservoir crest day hike Dinkey Lakes Dome Land Wilderness drive Elevation gain feet Finding the trailhead Follow this paved Fork Kern River Golden Trout Wilderness granite Grove Highway 395 hikers Hooker Meadow Horseshoe Meadow Inyo National Forest John Muir Wilderness Jordan Peak Kaiser Wilderness Kennedy Meadows Kern Plateau Kern River Kernville Key points Kings Canyon LAKE Highlights Lake Sabrina Lake Trail lodgepole pine Long Lake Lookout Peak Mammoth Manter Meadow Mountain National Forest map North Fork North Lake Pass Trailhead paved road reach ridge right north Rock Creek Round trip Sequoia National Forest Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness Sierra National Forest Sierra Nevada slopes South Fork Kern South Lake South Sierra Wilderness Southern Sierra switchbacks Total distance trail leading trailhead parking area turn right east Type of hike U.S. Highway vistas Wilderness topographic map
Page 8 - F, but hypothermia can develop in warmer temperatures. If your party is exposed to wind, cold, and wet, think hypothermia. Watch yourself and others for these symptoms: uncontrollable fits of shivering; vague, slow, slurred speech; memory lapses; incoherence; immobile, fumbling hands; frequent stumbling or a lurching gait; drowsiness (to sleep is to die); apparent exhaustion; and inability to get up after a rest. When a member of your party has hypothermia, he or she may deny any problem.
Page 4 - This means you should pack out everything, including orange peels, flip tops, cigarette butts, and gum wrappers. Also, pick up any trash that others leave behind. Follow the main trail. Avoid cutting switchbacks and walking on vegetation beside the trail. Don't pick up "souvenirs," such as rocks, antlers, or wildflowers.
Page 6 - Confidently plan your next move. It's often smart to retrace your steps until you find familiar ground, even if you think it might lengthen your trip. Lots of people get temporarily lost in the wilderness and survive — usually by calmly and rationally dealing with the situation. • Stay clear of all wild animals. • Take a first-aid kit that includes, at a minimum...
Page 9 - To defend against hypothermia, stay dry. When clothes get wet, they lose about 90 percent of their insulating value. Wool loses relatively less heat; cotton, down, and some synthetics lose more. Choose rain clothes that cover the head, neck, body, and legs and provide good protection against winddriven rain. Most hypothermia cases develop in air temperatures between 30 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit, but hypothermia can develop in warmer temperatures.
Page 3 - If we all left just one little mark on the landscape, the wilderness would soon be despoiled. A wilderness can accommodate human use as long as everybody behaves. But a few thoughtless or uninformed visitors can ruin it for everybody who follows. All wilderness users have a responsibility to know and follow the rules of zero-impact camping.
Page 5 - Don't exhaust yourself or other members of your party by traveling too far or too fast. Let the slowest person set the pace.
Page 9 - ... brain, depriving you of judgment and reasoning power. You will not be aware that this is happening: You will lose control of your hands. This is hypothermia. Your internal temperature is sliding downward. Without treatment, this slide leads to stupor, collapse and death. Defense Against Hypothermia Stay dry. When clothes get wet, they lose about 90 percent of their insulating value. Wool loses less heat than cotton, down, and some other synthetics.
Page 6 - Don't wait until you're confused to look at your maps. Follow them as you go along, from the moment you start moving up the trail, so you have a continual fix on your location.
Page 3 - Nowadays most wilderness users want to walk softly, but some aren't aware that they have poor manners. Often their actions are dictated by the outdated habits of a past generation of campers who cut green boughs for evening shelters, built campfires with fire rings, and dug trenches around tents. In the 1950s, these "camping rules