Bear Box at Mineral King Ranger Station (MK03)

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 MK02: Hocket Meadow Trailhead.
east Next box is MK04: Cabin Access Road.
info GPS Waypoints in Region MK: download GPX file.

Detail Map of waypoint MK03 in Mineral King Area:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. MK03 is 3 large boxes, at about 7500 feet, in the GPS route MINERAL KING.

  2. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, June 2008:
    Across the road (south) from the ranger station (just east of the Cold Springs campground) is a small wooden storage building in which you could formerly store trailhead food. There are now steel bear boxes near this building. This ranger station, and most trailhead parking lots in the area, have pay phones, so you can call for repair after the marmots eat your car.

  3. MK03 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.4523200, -118.6111300) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 355701.0, 4035129.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  4. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Mineral King Area region.

Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.

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