Bear Box at South Fork Meadow (HP06)

Generated on 15 Apr 2014 - see revision history - please send updates to the webmaster

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south Next box is HP07: Rock Camp NW.
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Detail Map of waypoint HP06 in Hockett Plateau:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. HP06 is a standard box, at about 8500 feet, in the GPS route HOCKETT PLATEAU.

  2. Note: You must cross stream to get to a large horse campsite from the trail. The box and the camp are hard to see through trees and across stream, but there is a horse-friendly ford and some downed trees I crossed near the outlet of the meadow. This camp is just south of the signed trail junction to Touhy River, but beware: that trail is not on the 7.5 quad so don't take it if you intend to go to Hockett Lakes.

  3. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, June 2001:
    One standard box at the northwest (outlet) end of Southfork Meadow. The box is southwest of the stream in the middle of the campsite.

  4. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box at the main stock camp on the west side of the river near a large rock and visible hitch racks.

  5. HP06 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.3468500, -118.6447400) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 352489.0, 4023479.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  6. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Hockett Plateau region.


Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.


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