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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.

Greater detail about the Visitors to the Mineral King area must bring virtually all their food and camping supplies with them since there are no commercial services available.

The upper image (FAREWELL GAP) is a view looking south along the axis of the Mineral King valley.

The East Fork of the Kaweah River is in the foreground.

Bearskin Patch, a nearly year-round snow field is seen on the upper western slope of Vandever.

Farewell Gap was the path taken in 1862 by Harry Parole when he "discovered" the Mineral King valley .

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The National Park Service's corral and tack building are in the foreground.This webcam is located 3.7 miles from Farewell Gap at an elevation of 7,830 feet.The Crowley Family is greatfully acknowledged for hosting this webcam.These are not "live" webcams since there is no electrical power anywhere in the Mineral King valley to support such operation.All the webcams and the meteorological station obtain power from solar panels that store energy in batteries.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.

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