Bear Box at Arrowhead Lake (WC08)

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

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Detail Map of waypoint WC08 in Woods Creek Northern Rae Lakes Loop:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. WC08 is a standard box, at about 10300 feet, in the GPS route WOODS CREEK.

  2. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, 2007:
    Laura's description is right but I'll add coordinates and clarification: This box is about 20 feet off the trail, toward lake, behind a fallen log that almost hides it from view. There is no sign, but the box is in a good camping area just north of where trail comes down to Arrowhead Lake (as you descend north from Rae Lake). It's not really near the lake outlet. The outlet is captured in wetlands which require you to go around to the north to reach the cross-country route leading into Sixty Lakes Basin.

  3. Directions from Peter Stephens (NPS), March 2006:
    Use of these lockers is only available to through hikers on the PCT and JMT. People who are starting or ending their trips in either Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP,or Inyo NF and passing through this area are required to carry portable food storage canisters and all food and scented items must fit into the canisters. The public [should not] be misled into counting on food storage locations that are not available to them. [Editor's Note: Peter attached the document 'Special Public Use Limits and Closures for 2006' which does not prohibit locker use by non-through-hikers, but does require carrying a canister.]

  4. Directions from Laura Civiello, Aug 2000:
    One box on the northeast corner of Arrowhead Lake, near the outlet.

  5. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box on the east shore of Arrowhead Lake.

  6. WC08 coordinates: (see GPX waypoint download links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.8275500, -118.4096000) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 374373.0, 4076472.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  7. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Woods Creek Northern Rae Lakes Loop region.

Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.

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