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7 Souvenirs of August

Mystery Cache

Azucar Mine Offset

Hidden : 11/24/2000
In California, United States
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A HUGE 'THANK YOU' TO MCATTK (Matt) FOR REPLACING THE CONTAINER FOR THIS SITE.

This Cache is Maintained by Socal Zukicachers.


WARNING! DANGER! THERE ARE OPEN, UNMARKED MINE SHAFTS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SNAKES AND OTHER DANGEROUS ANIMALS AND/OR INSECTS IN THE AREA. GEOTRACKERS WITH SMALL CHILDREN AND ANIMALS SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN HIKING IN THE AREA. WHENEVER YOU GEOCACHE ENSURE THAT SOMEONE KNOWS YOUR ITINERARY AND WHO TO CALL SHOULD YOU NOT RETURN ON TIME.

Directions -

Go to coordinates: N 34 degrees 46.647' W 116 degrees 48.999'

From that location you'll need to project a waypoint; (heading) 296 degrees mag N. at 0.4 statute miles. If your GPS doesn't have this feature built in, you'll have to figure it out on a topographical map.

Then once you reach that projected point, you're at the end of the road and within 200 feet of the cache.

Continue on the same heading (296 degrees) on foot and you're sure to find it. It's in plain site, but you've got to be pretty close and at the right angle to see it.

I put some good stuff in the cache, I think, so it should be worth the extra effort and a bit different than arriving at a set of coordinates and looking around. This one takes a little more skill in using your GPS and/or with a map.

4WD would be kewl, but not necessary. You can get petty close to the site on the unpaved road, then hike in (about 1 mile).

Be mindful of snakes and careful of loose rocks when hiking. If you go in the summer, be sure to bring plenty of water and maybe some sunscreen. Though it wouldn't hurt to do that year round when hiking in the desert.

Have fun!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

BX, V xabj gung gur qrfpevcgvba fnlf vg vf jvguva 200'; ubjrire, gung vf gur abgr sebz gur bevtvany uvqre naq V unir pubfra abg gur punatr uvf qrfpevcgvba. Ohg, jura V qbhoyr purpxrq guvf pnpur, vg vf gurer. Ubjrire, zl TCF fubjf vg nyzbfg 500' njnl sebz gur cebwrpgrq cbvag, fb ybbx gb gur Abegu!!!! Nyfb, ybbx ng gur tnyyrel cvpgherf!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 6/14/2014 10:56:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:56 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum