Updated: March 28, 2020
I am privileged to know that first stretch of 10 miles of river like the back of my hand. After decades of backpacking the Forks of the Kern Trail to get to the hallowed waters of the Upper Kern River. After 10s of thousands of fly fishing casts in the Upper Kern. After testing hundreds of flies. I have developed extensive and detailed guidance (backpacking and fly fishing) and directions on how to successfully do the Forks with the sole intention of helping people out.
I have blogged about many of the experiences i have had at the Forks. And that ultimately meant I was getting overwhelmed with email, txting and phone calls for support. So, this is an efficient way to take care of everyone that needs the guidance and directions.
Also included is my most recent backpacking list for the Forks of the Kern. For the fly fisherman that backpacks forgetting something can be crushing.
The $5 proceeds I collect from selling this guidance document will be donated to CalTrout, a great organization that does great things for the trout habitat of California.