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Miniquest Gold Butte Loot

A cache by Michael Legg Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/27/2000
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

Overall difficulty - 2 - Long drive on well-maintained dirt and gravel roads. A 4WD or high-suspension vehicle would help (since there's other cool places to explore in the nearby surroundings), but not required to get to the stash. Stash is marked by a cairn of rocks. It's plainly visible by removing the rocks, so no digging is required. If you have to dig, it's not our cairn, and something less pleasant may be discovered.

Terrain rating - 2 - Short and easy walk after parking. Hiking boots would be a plus, but not required. If going out in the hot months, bring lots of water with you.

Info -

The Gold Butte area can be spotted on the DeLorme Nevada Atlas and Gazetteer, east of Las Vegas across Lake Mead and the Virgin River. Travel I-15 to 170 (Riverside) and follow it South. In Riverside, take the New Gold Butte Road south. With a couple of minor detours, you can explore petroglyphs and Whitney Pockets along the way. Continue South on the New Gold Butte Road. To the right you'll see the fenced-in Devil's Throat -- be sure to stop and check it out at [~N 36 degrees, 25.665', ~W 114 degrees, 08.941']. Continuing south you'll pass an old, abandoned farming / mining camp that offers lots of weird rock formations and junk to explore [~N 36 degrees, 16.932', ~W 114 degrees, 11.633']. Just a little south along the road is where the old settlement of Gold Butte used to be. Here's where you should park, fire up the GPS, and start the treasure hunt. It's not too far. (If you're interested, Lake Mead/Colorado River is just another 10 miles or so along the road to the South.) For digital pictures detailing our adventure and Geoche, take a look at Have fun!

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