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Stewards of the Sequoia Trail Alert

Kennedy Meadows Trails Reopened

Kennedy Meadows campgrounds, trails and roads have been closed the past couple of weeks due the Schaeffer Fire.

On July 25 the Forest Service reopened all trails and campgrounds in Kennedy Meadows with the exception of Sherman Pass Jeep Road, the bottom end of Rattlesnake and North Meadow Trail. These three trails are still in the process of being clearing from last winters downed trees.

Many thanks to the Stewards members who spent 640 hours clearing over 250 trail blocking trees as large as four foot diameter so the Kennedy Meadows Trails could be opened. So far this year Stewards members have volunteered 1500 hours clearing 678 downed trees, maintaining 400 water bars and brushing on over 200 miles of trails so you can continue to enjoy them.
Your donations are needed to fund Stewards Trail Appreciation Program to clear downed trees.
Learn how you can volunteer to help keep your trails open.

KM Crew


Bakersfield Trailblazer 4x4 sawyers and volunteers plan to clear trees from the Sherman Pass Jeep Road so it can be opened. Contact Jeremy Rowell to help


Whoop Reduction Program

WhoopsEveryone hates Whoops......
Those huge humps in the trails that can make even the best trail into a nightmare. Once whoops start riders keep moving over to avoid them, often widening single track into a road.

The Forest Service spends over 500 hours each year using a trail machine to knock down whoops on Kennedy Meadows trails.
Problem is whoops come back in just 2 years.

You can help prevent trail widening whoops by using the most overlooked performance gain.
Rear tire pressure of 10psi or less will increase your traction and reduce wheel spin which is what creates whoops. To prevent pinch flats at lower tire pressures use a Tubeliss or Tube Saddle.

Even better switch to a Trials Tire in the rear with 8 psi or less and you will get way more traction, and these tires do not make whoops or braking bumps. Trial Tires have far superior traction to knobbies in most every condition. While being easy on the trail Trials Tires make hard trails easy due to their great grip. They are also last 2-3 times longer than a knobby so you save money too. Learn more about Trials Tires


Forest Service Trail Crew Jobs This Summer

The Forest Service is seeking people to work this summer on Trails.What a great opportunity for young people to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about Forest Service opportunities.

For More Information Contact Forest Service Recreation Manager Bob Frenes or (760) 376-3781 extension 633



When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to the charity of your choosing. Go to AmazonSmile login and select California Trail Users Coalition as your charity (Stewards is a sub division of CTUC). Then 0.5% of your purchases will help support Stewards of the Sequoia every time you shop.

This does work with 91 Stewards members so far doing it. We need more to take part.



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You'll love getting internet pricing without sacrificing local support and quality service. Don't forget to ask for your 10% Stewards discount. They are small shop, but they work very hard, just like Stewards.


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Stewards of the Sequoia

Over the years your donations helped Stewards reopen this trail along with eight others and so much more.

Yet today 84% of Stewards members have let their donations expire. Please make your donation now so we can continue our efforts to keep your trails open. Thanks

Land of Many Uses

With your help Stewards of the Sequoia will continue to keep the Sequoia National Forest A Land Of Many Uses and open to all




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