Bear Box at Little Yosemite Valley (YV04)

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
west Prev box is YV03: Curry Area Backpacker Parking.
east Next box is YV05: Merced Lake.
info GPS Waypoints in Region YV : simple Waypoint+ format, download GPX file, or overlay on interactive map.

Detail Map of waypoint YV04 in Yosemite Valley and Merced River:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. YV04 is 6+ standard boxes, at about 6100 feet, in the GPS route YOSEMITE VALLEY.

  2. Note: The Little Yosemite Backpacker Campground is just upcanyon (northeast) from the trail junction marked 'Half Dome' or 'Merced Lake' - which is less than a tenth of a mile west of where Sunrise Creek joins the Merced River. The map shows several trail junctions, but you'll know you're at the correct one when you see a brick outhouse to the north. Between the junction and the outhouse, go east to find various campsites in the trees.

  3. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, Sep 2002:
    The provided GPS waypoint is for the westernmost (downcanyon) of the boxes which are spread out among the campsites and are in trees too thick to get a good GPS waypoint. The westernmost box is roughly 100 yards toward the Merced River from the brick outhouse.

  4. Directions from Mark Connell, June 2000:
    There are at least half a dozen standard bear boxes at Little Yosemite. They were all pretty full when I was there last fall, with several people walking around trying to find space in boxes.

  5. Directions from Kalon Kelley, Sep 1999:
    There are some bearboxes in the backpackers campground at Little Yosemite Valley.

  6. YV04 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (37.7324200, -119.5152000) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 278433.0, 4178906.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  7. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Yosemite Valley and Merced River region.


Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.


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