Bear Box at Upper Hamilton Lake #2 (HS10)

Generated on 15 Apr 2014 - see revision history - please send updates to the webmaster

home Go to the main Bear Box Page or a clickable Bear Boxes Map or a complete list of 142 Bear Boxes
south Prev box is HS09: Upper Hamilton Lake #1.
north Next box is HS11: Upper Hamilton Lake #3.
info GPS Waypoints in Region HS : simple Waypoint+ format, download GPX file, or overlay on interactive map.

Detail Map of waypoint HS10 in High Sierra Trail:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. HS10 is a standard box, at about 8200 feet, in the GPS route HIGH SIERRA TR.

  2. Note: There are three standard boxes near the outlet of Lake 8235: two are immediately obvious from the trail, one is a bit obscure. All three are southwest of where the trail crosses the outlet stream.

  3. Directions from Gary Craig, with GPS waypoint, August 2002:
    This is the center box, obvious from the trail. There is a map on the signboard that one sees upon entering the camping area showing the 'official' camp spots, the boxes, and the outhouse. But I found the map rather confusing.

  4. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    Three boxes in the main camp area at the west end of Hamilton Lake.

  5. HS10 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5636200, -118.5788300) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 358796.0, 4047430.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  6. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire High Sierra Trail region.


Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.


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