Bear Box at Rock Creek Lake (RS02)

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

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east Next box is RS03: Lower Soldier Lake.
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Detail Map of waypoint RS02 in Rock Creek South:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. RS02 is a standard box, at about 10400 feet, in the GPS route ROCK CREEK SOUTH.

  2. Note: This is 'Rock Creek South', by New Army Pass. See also 'Rock Creek North', by Hilton Lakes and Little Lakes Valley.

    Guide books call Lake 10400 'Upper Rock Creek Lake' because Rock Creek flows through it. It is not named on the USGS maps, and there do not appear to be any references to 'Lower Rock Creek Lake' despite the wording from the Rangers. It is southeast of Joe Devel Peak and southwest of The Major General.

  3. Directions from Arturo Crespo, with GPS waypoint, Jul 2003:
    One standard box in plain view from the trail. Nice place to camp.

  4. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box about 50 feet north of the Rock Creek Trail near the west end of Lower Rock Creek Lake.

  5. RS02 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.4949300, -118.2837100) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 385107.0, 4039416.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  6. Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Rock Creek South region.


Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.


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