Hiking the Needles opened my eyes, but Baker Point got me hooked. What a beautiful, expansive landform with so many things to see and do. I only wish that I'd seen it before fire took away much of the greenery.
Hiked the Kern River trail from the bridge for about 4 miles to the connection to the Rincon trail. Gorgeous wildflowers along the river bluffs and terraces.
Just got a taste of the upper Kern. Beautiful U shaped canyon. I'd like to go back for an north-south hike.
Dome Rock, the Needles, Church Dome, etc. are incredible places. I feel truly blessed to have been to these places, seen the meadows, bagged some peaks and climbed some amazing routes.
...the Kern River Canyon is a vast playground and there's more to explore! I've hiked a large portion of the Little Kern River area and have camped and hiked and explored near Lake Isabella many times.