Bear Box at Franklin Creek (MK09)

Generated on 21 Jun 2014 - 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 142 Bear Boxes
north Prev box is MK08: Monarch Lake #2.
east Next box is MK10: Franklin Lake Lower.
info GPS Waypoints in Region MK : simple Waypoint+ format, download GPX file, or overlay on interactive map.

Detail Map of waypoint MK09 in Mineral King Area:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. MK09 is a standard box, at about 10300 feet, in the GPS route MINERAL KING.

  2. Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, Oct 2001:
    One box about 100 feet below and 100 yards away from the dam of lower Franklin Lake. It is southwest of the trail, about halfway to the stream, next to a sandy and exposed camping area.

  3. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box below and east of the Franklin Lake dam and about 100 feet west of the trail.

  4. MK09 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.4220700, -118.5627300) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 359984.0, 4031702.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  5. 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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