Bear Box at Pear Lake West (LT03)

Generated on 21 Jun 2014 - see revision history - please send updates to the webmaster

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west Prev box is LT02: Emerald Lake East.
east Next box is LT04: Pear Lake East.
info GPS Waypoints in Region LT : simple Waypoint+ format, download GPX file, or overlay on interactive map.

Detail Map of waypoint LT03 in Lodgepole to Tableland:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. LT03 is a standard box, at about 9500 feet, in the GPS route LODGEPOLE TABLE.

  2. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, July 2002:
    As the trail from Lodgepole approaches Pear Lake, about 50 yards before the trail crosses the outlet stream, you come to an informational sign showing numbered campsites and bear box locations. One box is on top of the slabby bump to the right (west) of the sign. The topo does not show this bump, and the box can not be seen from any point along the trail. It is about 50 yards from the trail, 100 yards from the lake, and at least 100' elevation above the lake. Campsites near this box are on flat sand between slabs, with an absolutely stunning view of the valley and the lake. They are far better than campsites by the other Pear Lake box, but are exposed to wind and weather.

  3. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    Two boxes on the north side of Pear Lake.

  4. LT03 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.6034900, -118.6696900) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 350741.0, 4051990.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  5. 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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