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A cache by ElectricNose Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/4/2001
3 out of 5
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Your hike begins at the La Luz trail head (N 35° 13.188' W 106° 28.844'). The cache is in a coffee can with a white lid on a jutting rock formation 2.71 miles (around 8400 ft altitude) up the trail.

BEWARE OF CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS! During the summer it can be very hot and you will need plenty of water. Summer also brings afternoon monsoons with plenty of lightning! As this cache is on an outcrop of rock, searching during a lightning storm is out of the question. During winter, snow and ice may not allow a safe search.

Beyond the words of warning pertaining to the weather, this is a "must do" hike because it is very scenic and accessible from Albuquerque.

Take Tramway Blvd. to the La Cueva/Juan Tabo picnic ground turnoff. Follow the signs that lead you to the Juan Tabo picnic ground and La Luz trail head.

The original contents of the cache contained:

  1. A Schrade pocket lockblade
  2. Some wire magic tricks
  3. A bookmark made of deer leather ** note this item is intended to be a "hitchiker". If you find this item please take it to your next cache find and update me as to it's whereabouts. I got this from some Mayan indians in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.** Reach at
This is not too hard of a hike for most locals, I did the trip in 2hrs 15mins. If you are attempting this hike and you live at lower elevations, take your time and soak in the scenery. Don't let the altitude take the fun out of it!

Happy Hunting!

P.S- Would someone please leave a pencil for the logbook?

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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