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The Crowley Family is greatfully acknowledged for hosting this webcam.The lower image (MINERAL KING) is a view looking in the opposite direction, north toward Timber Gap which is at an elevation of 9,511 feet.
There is no gasoline available anywhere at Mineral King or along the access road.The National Park Service's corral and tack building are in the foreground.Cabins of the old historic Mineral King community can be seen on the left in the distant foreground.The road has no outlet, is not plowed of snow in winter, and the area is generally inaccessible from around November through April of each year.The National Park Service has road barricades preventing vehicular access from late Fall through mid-Spring although access is permitted by foot or cross-country skis.Because of the mining interests, the valley was excluded when Sequoia National Park was created in 1890.
In the decades that followed, mining and prospecting declined and other commercial interests began to take aim at developing this pristine area of the Western Sierra.
It is framed by West Florence Peak at 11,783 feet on the left , and by Vandever Mountain, at 11,947 feet, on the right.
Bearskin Patch, a nearly year-round snow field is seen on the upper western slope of Vandever.
The nearest gas station is at Three Rivers on California Highway 198, about 25 miles down the winding MK road.
These are not "live" webcams since there is no electrical power anywhere in the Mineral King valley to support such operation.
The East Fork of the Kaweah River is in the foreground.