Cortijo de Alcóncar
In Andalucía, Spain
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This cache is the more challenging one of two "Cortijo-ruin" caches. The best way to enter the hill where you find the cottage on top is from the concrete waterchannel that starts close to GC3YTKW. I recommend that you walk down from this location.
When you are "on line" with the coordinates you will find some kind of path between two big pines. Follow this straight (as straight as possible) uphill until you reach the top. It might be possible to enter the waterchannel from a path around waypoint 2.
I have tried to come accross information about these ruins, but had no luck so far. If anyone knows why Cortijos was built in such "of pist" environment please tell. Obviously it was a farmhouse. Probably the farmer had tons of extra energy. If you need more excitement after you found the cache you can follow the waterchannel all down to Frigiliana. I do not recommend this if you are scared of heights as it will get higher the further down the river you get, and the possibilities of getting down to the riverbed are very few and steep. If you choose to take this adventurous trip back, please take extra care to be safe. Enjoy.
Terrain 4 is just for the last uphill climb. Dont forget to visit cache GC3WT7K on the way up if you want to walk the waterchannel back down.
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Last Updated: on 2/2/2017 10:16:21 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:16 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum