The Golden Trout Wilderness was one of the toughest backpacks I’ve been
on in the world. It was certainly the most difficult I’ve been on in the Sierras, hands down. The landscape was varied and wild, from wet marshes to recent lava flows. Recent fire damage made part of the trail nearly impassible. My only option was to wade through 2 miles of thorn bushes. Not exactly the best experience. But – it was downhill doing that part!
Somehow I think the mileage in the book isn’t quite correct. I’ll check that against the GPS map and post.