I posted this over on bikepacking.net, if anyone has advice on here please share it, thanks! Hi guys, I've been planning on riding this area in a couple of weeks and I'm hoping for some feedback. My original plan was to do a big loop starting from Kernville- https://caltopo.com/m/TBPC I recently found out that the area around Portuguese Pass is closed including all roads north of Alta Sierra. According to the ranger station, the main road might open up next week. I've also realized that riding out of Kernville in 90-100 degree heat might not be the way I want to start my ride. I've since been focusing on starting from Kennedy Meadows and riding the plateau, here's the trails I've mapped out as options- https://caltopo.com/m/MKTP I'll have the Kern River Sierra map in the next couple of days and I have the trail descriptions the NF Kern Ranger District published. I'm planning on doing a clockwise loop starting with going down Mahogany-Cannell to Big Meadow, then up to Sherman Pass/Peak and north to Blackrock, etc. finishing with Jackass Creek; I'll have 4 days for this. There's quite a few options in the northern part of the loop, are there any recommendations? I'm a bit concerned about water, should I plan on hauling an extra 100 oz. or are there enough small streams along the way to get by with one water bladder? Any advice is appreciated, thanks!