Bear Box at Bearpaw Meadow East (HS07)

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

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south Prev box is HS06: Bearpaw Meadow South.
north Next box is HS08: Bearpaw Meadow North.
info GPS Waypoints in Region HS: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint HS07 in High Sierra Trail:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. HS07 is a standard box, at about 7700 feet, in the GPS route HIGH SIERRA TR.

  2. Note: The main camp area is pretty large, and is NOT right next to the dude camp or the ranger station. It's a 600' climb east from Buck Creek to a trail junction near a saddle, and a sign at the junction says the campground is 0.1 mile on the southern fork of the trail. All three trails leaving this junction go downhill! There is a map on a signboard at the use trail junction near the 'center' of the backpacker camp giving the locations of the boxes as well as the location of water and the outhouses, but it doesn't seem accurate.

  3. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, Oct 2002:
    One box near the center of the Bearpaw Meadow backpacker campsites, 10 yards from the trail, 20 yards east of the campground information sign (where the use trails tend to converge) and 20 yards west of the grassy meadow, (near the top end of the meadow - tends to be brushy higher up). An untreated water spigot is toward the center of the campground from this box.

  4. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    Four boxes in the main camp area.

  5. HS07 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5648200, -118.6231800) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 354829.0, 4047629.0) 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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