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Located at the north end of Sandia Mtn. Wilderness. This is a fee area ($3.00). It's about a 1.75 mi. hike, elev. gain 1400 ft.
We are revising the description for this cache, with more details & waypoints at key locations, due to the number of people who went off-trail too early (something you definitely want to avoid)! Take Hwy. 165 (exit 242 on I-25) east towards Placitas. Go about 5 miles & turn right on Tunnel Springs Road (F.R. 231) Go about 1.3 miles to the Agua Sarca Trailhead (just before the Tunnel Springs/North Crest Trailhead). The trail follows an old jeep trail for over a mile, then gets narrower and steeper- but it does have shade! About .75 mi. in there's a fork in the trail (N35 16.919 W106 26.678), go left. A little farther along (N35 16.784 W106 26.571), go straight (left) to stay on the main trail. This is where the trail gets narrower and steeper. Go left again at a "T" (N35 16.709 W106 26.490). The nearby spring is a great place for a rest. When you come to another "T" (N35 16.574 W106 26.489), this time go right. Follow the cairns to stay on the trail until you reach the stone structure (N35 16.478 W106 26.727). Continue up the trail a very short distance before bushwacking the last 0.14 mi. to the cache. The cache (an ammo can) is about 700 ft. off the trail. Original contents: compass, earplugs, lip-whistle, card game, belt-clip keyring, Ecuadoran coin, glow-in-the-dark pelycosaur, impact-activated light-up ball, flute, beads, slinky, glass wipe, bandaids, sunglasses, big red bug, polished rock, pocket knife. Cache elevation 7770 ft.
Hope you enjoy the hike and the view!
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum