Bear Box at Buck Creek (HS04)

Generated on 2 Aug 2022 - see revision history - please send updates to the webmaster

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west Prev box is HS03: Ninemile Creek.
south Next box is HS05: Bearpaw Meadow West.
info GPS Waypoints in Region HS: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint HS04 in High Sierra Trail:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. HS04 is a standard box, at about 7300 feet, in the GPS route HIGH SIERRA TR.

  2. Note: The trail has been re-routed several times due to washouts on the east bank of Buck Creek, and rockfall as you climb out the east side of the creek is still a serious risk. This box is on the more stable WEST side, quite a ways from the water. It is at the bottom of the switchbacks, on the uphill side of the trail, at the base of some granite slabs.

  3. Directions from Gary Craig, with GPS waypoint, August 2002:
    One standard box, on the southwest side of the trail, west of the Buck Creek crossing. There is an official park service 'food storage locker' sign right on the trail directing you to the box, which is about 50 feet off the trail.

  4. Directions from Mark Connell, June 2000:
    It is located just off the south side of the trail, west of the creek. The box is not mounted to anything which means the mounting holes on the bottom are open. Mice are able to fit through these holes (except for the fat one that was wedged in the hole and I had to pull out to set him free).

  5. Directions from Dan Braun, 1999:
    One box west of Buck Creek, where the trail drops steeply down into Buck Canyon.

  6. HS04 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5722800, -118.6292500) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 354300.0, 4048465.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  7. 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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