Bear Box at Upper Paradise North (WC04)

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

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Detail Map of waypoint WC04 in Woods Creek Northern Rae Lakes Loop:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)

  1. WC04 is a standard box, at about 6900 feet, in the GPS route WOODS CREEK.

  2. Note: The 7.5' quad shows a sharp hook in the trail just west of where it crosses the river, but that's now labelled as the Stock Crossing. The foot trail continues through the campground and sort of vanishes near a log jam which humans can clamber over without getting wet. Both boxes are between the stock crossing and the log jam, WEST of the South Fork of the Kings River.

  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 Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, July 2004:
    One box about 50 yards north of the campground sign and about 10 yards to the uphill (west, away from the river) side of the trail. It's possible that this box was moved in the last few years, since Laura reported it on the other side of the log jam in 2000!

  5. Directions from Laura Civiello, Aug 2000:
    One box between the trail and Woods Creek, north of the trail, east of the Kings River South Fork crossing.

  6. Directions from Scott Carpenter, with GPS waypoint, Nov 1999:
    One box uphill from the trail about 1/8 mile west of where the trail crosses the South Fork Kings River to follow Woods Creek to the east.

  7. Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
    One box below the South Fork stream crossing.

  8. WC04 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
      (lat,lon) = (36.8699000, -118.5171500) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
      (zone,east,north) = (11S, 364856.0, 4081317.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.

  9. 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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