The Cabin fire remains confined to an area north of Mountaineer Creek, and east of Maggie Mountain. Crews continue to utilize Minimum Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST), using old burn areas, rock outcroppings, open areas of sparse fuels, and water sources to slow the fires spread. Area affected by fire suppression activity will be rehabilitated where the fire is under control. Some areas away from the fires edge have been rehabilitated, while other areas may have to wait until winter.
Firefighters are patrolling the perimeter, including the area around Peck’s Cabins, for hot spots. Areas within the fire perimeter will continue to smolder until winter rainfall extinguishes the fire completely. Most smoke observed over the Cabin Fire is coming from the Rough Fire to the north.
Many trails in the Golden Trout Wilderness will remain closed until the fire threat is eliminated. Backcountry travelers can access the wilderness area northeast of Lewis Camp Trailhead. Travel is limited to those areas east of the Old Hockett Trail (33E01) which begins near the Lewis Camp Trailhead, travels through Trout Meadow, and ends near the Kern Canyon Ranger Station located in Sequoia National Park. Areas west of this trail, within the boundaries of the Golden Trout Wilderness, are closed.
If you are planning a backcountry trip into the Golden Trout Wilderness, please call (559) 539-2607 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for latest fire information and to obtain your wilderness permit.
For updated information on the Cabin Fire, please refer to inciweb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4423/ A map of the closure area within the Golden Trout Wilderness can be found on Inciweb under the maps tab and is posted on the Sequoia National Forest website http://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/