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Access to the Mineral King valley is by a single, winding road that climbs more than 6,400 feet during its traverse of 25 miles starting from California Highway 198 near the town of Three Rivers.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 Empire Stamp Mill was located near the center of the image.

The road to Mineral King branches off from Highway 198 about 4 miles past Three Rivers at Hammond junction.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.Webcam pictures are obtained several times each day throughout the year depending on solar power availability (see "Picture Schedule" in the Special Features Menu).Estimated air temperature, wind direction, and snow depth are also provided on this page.