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Children of the Kern (River): Sequoia


  • Sequoia National Forest (map)

Meet: Friday 10:00am Tro Gro

Return: Sunday 5:00pm Tro Gro

Member: $70.00 Non member: $88.00 Participant Driver*: $35.00

Difficulty level: Moderate (4-6 miles per day, some mild elevation change)

We will be heading to Sequoia National Forest to hike along the beautiful Little Kern River and through Trout Meadow (potential WILD HORSE sightings!!!). Meet at Tro Gro on Friday, Sep. 20 at 11:00am so that we can hopefully reach the trail head in the late afternoon and hike to the Little Kern Bridge to camp (roughly 4 miles downhill). On Saturday we plan on hiking as far as we want, through the Meadow, and either spend the night in the Meadow or hike back to the Little Kern River campsite. Get ready for some unparalleled views of BOTH the Eastern and Western Sierras, some crazy wildlife sightings, and potential swimming!!! We plan to return to campus on Sunday by 5:00pm.

*Contact one of the guides if you have a car and are willing to drive. Trip is more than half off and you will be reimbursed for gas!

Contact the Guides:

Charlie Toney: (949)-945-8914 ctoney@usc.edu

Blaise Esperance: (415) 827-0445 blaise.esperance@scoutfitters.org

Uma Bhati: (952)-456-1053 uma.bhati@scoutfitters.org

What to Bring: (If you are missing any essential gear, we are happy to provide it for no extra charge)

  • Hiking boots

  • Backpack

  • Layers appropriate for warm days and cool nights (expect 70s in the day, 50s at night)

  • Warm hat/gloves

  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad

  • At least 2 liters of water

  • Mess kit (bowl, fork/spoon)

  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)

  • Headlamp

  • Optional: cameras, binoculars



Children of the Kern (River): Sequoia

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