Bear Box at Arrowhead Lake (WC08)
Generated on 30 Jul 2015 - see revision history - please send updates to the webmaster
Detail Map of waypoint WC08
in Woods Creek Northern Rae Lakes Loop:
(scroll down for directions, waypoints, and area map)
- WC08 is a standard box, at about 10300 feet,
in the GPS route WOODS CREEK.
- Directions from Steve Eckert, with GPS waypoint, 2007:
Laura's description is right but I'll add coordinates and clarification:
This box is about 20 feet off the trail, toward lake, behind a fallen log
that almost hides it from view. There is no sign, but the box is in a good
camping area just north of where trail comes down to Arrowhead Lake (as you
descend north from Rae Lake). It's not really near the lake outlet. The
outlet is captured in wetlands which require you to go around to the north
to reach the cross-country route leading into Sixty Lakes Basin.
- 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.]
- Directions from Laura Civiello, Aug 2000:
One box on the northeast corner of Arrowhead Lake, near the outlet.
- Directions from Mineral King ranger info sheet, dated 1991:
One box on the east shore of Arrowhead Lake.
- WC08 coordinates: (see waypoint and interactive map links above)
(lat,lon) = (36.8275500, -118.4096000) in decimal degrees, NAD83.
(zone,east,north) = (11S, 374373.0, 4076472.0) in decimal meters, NAD27.
- Scroll down for a regional map of the entire Woods Creek Northern Rae Lakes Loop region.
Map exported from TOPO! software, used with permission.