Bear Box at Upper Hamilton Lake #1 (HS09)

Generated on 2 Aug 2022 - 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 150 Bear Boxes
west Prev box is HS08: Bearpaw Meadow North.
north Next box is HS10: Upper Hamilton Lake #2.
info GPS Waypoints in Region HS: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint HS09 in High Sierra Trail:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. HS09 is a standard box, at about 8300 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 highest elevation and most southern box, the farthest from the trail, up on a shelf to the south next to one of the more remote camp spots. 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. HS09 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5633500, -118.5787900) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 358799.0, 4047400.0) 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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