Bear Box at Wallace Creek / John Muir Trail (TC03)

Generated on 21 Jun 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
north Prev box is TC02: Tyndall Frog Ponds.
south Next box is TC04: Crabtree Ranger Station.
info GPS Waypoints in Region TC : simple Waypoint+ format, download GPX file, or overlay on interactive map.

Detail Map of waypoint TC03 in Tyndall and Crabtree Area:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. TC03 is a standard box, at about 10400 feet, in the GPS route TYNDALL CRABTREE.

  2. Note: (from Jeffrey Zimmerman) The box at the Wallace Creek JMT crossing bears a disturbing note from the ranger, to the effect that if trash continues to be left in the box it will be removed in 2008. Of course, neither process is appropriate, either the trash (c'mon people, we can do better!) or the box removal (what would be Interior's substitute? hiring more rangers to enforce bear cans?). The Crabtree ranger seemed quite confident the boxes were staying, but it is certainly easy to understand the frustrations of a ranger whose training and experience gets reduced to trash hauling.

  3. Directions from Michael Golden, Sep 2000:
    The box is right on the trail, near some established camp sites.

  4. Directions from Kit Groves, with GPS waypoint, July 2000:
    One box west of the John Muir Trail and about 100 feet south of Wallace Creek crossing.

  5. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box west of the John Muir Trail and about 100 feet south of the creek.

  6. TC03 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5937700, -118.3707500) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 377467.0, 4050487.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  7. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Tyndall and Crabtree Area region.


Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.


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