Bear Box at Emerald Lake West (LT01)

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
east Last box is LT04: Pear Lake East.
east Next box is LT02: Emerald Lake East.
info GPS Waypoints in Region LT: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint LT01 in Lodgepole to Tableland:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. LT01 is a standard box, at about 9200 feet, in the GPS route LODGEPOLE TABLE.

  2. Note: Either the 7.5 topo is off a bit, or the GPS coordinates are off a bit: When plotted on the map, this waypoint is on the west side of the stream, but in the field it was on the east side of the stream.

  3. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, July 2002:
    As the trail from Lodgepole approaches Emerald Lake, there is a sign pointing you toward a 2-story rock-and-mortar solar toilet overlooking the outlet stream. Shortly after passing that structure, the trail crosses the outlet stream and comes to an informational sign showing numbered campsites and bear box locations. This isn't really wilderness! One box 20' to the right (west) of the sign, 10' south of the trail. The box is easily visible from the trail.

  4. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    Two boxes between the trail and the shore of Emerald Lake.

  5. LT01 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.5991500, -118.6772000) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 350061.0, 4051520.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  6. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Lodgepole to Tableland region.

Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.

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