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Hiking the Sirretta Peak is‘super fun’

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

By Paul Armes NAME: Sirretta Peak LOCATION: North off of Mountain 99 toward Johnsondale HIKE TOTAL: 7.5 miles roundtrip CLIMB: 2,241 feet of elevation gain Other than Mt. Whitney, this is one of my favorite hikes. Super fun trail that almost puts you at 10,000 feet (9,853). To get to the trailhead from Kernville: Head […]

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Fall trolling for crappie

By Kern Valley Sun / September 29, 2020

By Matt Freeman Lake Isabella is widely known as one of the premier crappie fishing waters in all of California. We have both black and white crappie, and fish more than 3 pounds being caught each spring is not uncommon. Crappie are very structure-oriented and love tree and rock cover most of the year. Primarily […]

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20.3 miles to hike the Cannell Meadow

By Kern Valley Sun / September 23, 2020

By Paul Armes Cannell Meadow20.3 miles roundtrip5108 feet elevation gain Getting to the trailhead from Kernville: Drive north on Mountain 99 about a mile. Trailhead will be marked in the turnout on the right, just after Camp Owens and before Kern Powerhouse #3. There is a Forest Service sign with trail info and a registry. […]

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Tips and tricks for catching fish in green water

By Kern Valley Sun / September 23, 2020

During our last A.B.A Bass Tournament, I witnessed the greenest water of the season. The algae bloom has been really bad this summer. The hot weather, low lake levels and lack of river inflow seemed to have worsened the bloom.  A lot of fishermen believe those conditions create poor fishing. That is not the case […]

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Chinook salmon are now stocked

By Kern Valley Sun / September 16, 2020

By Matt Freeman The year 2020 has been one to remember for the Kern River Valley, both good and bad! As we wait out the last of the hot days of summer and get ready for what is always a nice fall and the re-opening of our lake and river and National Forests after the […]

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Needles Lookout is easy roundtrip

By Kern Valley Sun / September 9, 2020

By Paul Armes Needles Lookout Trail 4.5 miles roundtrip 1,220 foot elevation gain Best time to hike — May through October From the trailhead at the Ponderosa Lodge, head north a mile or so until you see FS Road 21S05 (marked Needles Lookout) and turn right. It’s a dusty dirt road for a mile until […]

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Exploring Mill Creek Trail at the Old Kern

By Kern Valley Sun / September 2, 2020

By Paul ArmesSubmission 14.9 mile round trip 4,206 feet of elevation gain Trailhead is located on the Old Kern Canyon Road off Hwy 178, near the mouth of the canyon KRV side. The best way is by taking 178 toward Bakersfield. Right after the cattle guard turn left onto OKC Road. You will then drive […]

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Packsaddle Cave Loop Trail

By Kern Valley Sun / August 26, 2020

Paul Armes Submission *5.0 miles out and back (round trip) *1,708 feet elevation gain Trailhead parking lot is about 16 mi north of Kernville at Fairview Campground just after McNally’s on the left going up. Trail-head directly across the street. You start by hiking up a dirt road for a bit then the trail kind […]

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The Final Conner’s Corner: Sports Editor’s Swan Song

By Kern Valley Sun / August 12, 2020

I know you have never heard that tune from me before. It’s been a fun ride, but it’s time to shut it down. Turn off the switch and call it a career. This is my official swan song, the last time I’ll grace the pages of the Kern Valley Sun’s sports pages. The past 23 […]

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SOP no Longer Looking for a Victory

By Kern Valley Sun / August 5, 2020

By Ray Conner Sports Editor Something had to give when the two teams looking for a win met in a head to head battle. The heads up meeting between the Sons of Pitches and the KVHD squad, was the game of the week in the Kern Valley Adult Co-ed Softball League. The two teams were […]

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