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Stephen Mather Wilderness

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Recreational Opportunities

The most common recreational opportunities in this very rugged mountain wilderness are hiking, mountaineering,and fishing. Outside the wilderness, but within the park complex, there are also boating opportunities (small motor, kayak and canoeing.)

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

This northwest temperate climate is volatile and often challenging for trip planning. The utmost of preparedness is required for visiting this wilderness. Rain and inclement weather is common for much of the year, and occurs even in the best season - summer.

Safety and Current Conditions

Wilderness travel skills and experience is highly recommended for venturing very far into the Stephen Mather Wilderness. Current conditions are available from area ranger stations.