It is also possible to hike to Kern Peak from the southern end. The Blackrock Trailhead off of the Sherman Pass Road in Sequoia National Forest would be a logical place to start and this route has the added plus of passing near Jordan Hot Springs.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."