Bear Box at Kern Hot Springs east of trail (KC05)

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

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west Prev box is KC04: Kern Hot Springs west of trail.
north Next box is KC06: Junction Meadow Kern River.
info GPS Waypoints in Region KC: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint KC05 in Kern Canyon:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. KC05 is a standard box, at about 6900 feet, in the GPS route KERN CANYON.

  2. Note: Kern Hot Springs is where Rock Creek joins the Kern River, but the Rock Creek bearbox is far upstream and there is no direct trail between them. There is a concrete tub with wooden privacy screen at the hot springs, and the campsites are just up-canyon in the trees.

  3. Directions from M F Miller, Sep 2020:
    Continue on trail past KC04 (trail turns to the right, then go about 30 yards). KC05 bear box is on trail - large brown bear box. Also have pit toilet nearby. KC04 and KC05 are essentially a lower and upper campground in the same area.

  4. Directions from Jeffrey Zimmerman, with GPS waypoint, Sep 2007:
    A single box, located in the midst of a campsite to the east of the trail (i.e., on the right if proceeding upstream), about 30 yards further upstream than the adjacent box KC04. It is located near a young tree in the center of the camping area.

  5. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One bear box is accessed by a side trail from the campsite just north of the Hot Springs meadow, about 90 yards north of the Hot Springs bulletin board. This path leads about 50 yards up a gentle gradient to the east, into an open stand of Jeffrey Pine, which shelters a bear box and three campsites. The pit toilet is behind a manzanita clump north and east of this bear box.

  6. KC05 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.4792800, -118.4055200) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 374171.0, 4037832.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  7. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Kern Canyon region.

Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.

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