Note: the terain rating is increased due to the amount of growth at certain times of year. (Everytime I go back I have trouble finding the trail I was on a few months ago.)
Park at N40° 16.116 W074° 40.276 Park on the far side of the shack near the stop sign. The driveway is part of the refuge property.
When you get to the area stay on the trails to the sides of the abandoned Hunter Safety Training Range. One side is more direct then the other to the cache. That is part of the hunt... the lady or the tiger.
Worried about the range? Don't be, it currently is abandoned. Beasides, you won't find any parking if the range is in use there only are 2 spaces, and you will have plenty of warning before you get close that something is going on. At this time the area is abandoned, but check on this website if that staus changes for scheduled courses.
There are many trails that lead through the Van Nest refuge you are welcome to take your time and explore. Be mindful that the refuge is connected to Mercer County Park, and you may wind up someplace you may not want to be if you explore too far. Also be warned that the area can get soggy in wet weather, so don't wear your good work shoes.
The cache container is 9" by 5". The contents of the cache are things from Phil's 30th birthday party, a last childhood hurrah as he turned the big three-oh. (We called it "Space Age." You'll see why.) You'll see that there is a lot of kid stuff. Please use the log book to leave fond childhood memories and "remember whens."