Mystery Cache

Organ Saint: Canonization

A cache by Fugads Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/19/2013
In New Mexico, United States
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:


This is the final cache of a series dedicated to those Organ Saints. To be canonized as an Organ Saint, one must visit the eight Organ Saint caches and write down the clue from the logbook of each. These caches typify the qualities of a person that loves these mountains and has made them his or her playground, a true Organ Saint. With those clues in hand use the key below to determine coordinates for the final of the series.

The Key
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
7 2 4 3 36 8 1 9 37 22 21 3 5 6 20 38 7 1 2 25 0 4 5 23 8 6
Assume N 32 degrees West 106 Degrees

A review of what makes an Organ Saint
Strength and intelligence: Being physically and mentally strong for whatever technical challenges the mountains will throw at you.
Willingness to overnight: Knows that these rugged mountains require time to explore and is prepared to overnight if needed.
Loves getting high: Attracted to all the highest points in the Organ Mountains
Trailblazer: Knows the elusive trails and routes that lead into the harder to reach places
Prepared to get to the top: Whether by technical means, or advanced scrambling, does what it takes to reach the goal.
Pilgremage to Organ Needle: Has been to the summit of the highest and best known of the Organ Peaks
A touch of madness: Is willing to tackle even devastatingly difficult approaches to explore these mountains
Getting Down: Knows that getting down is even more important than getting up, and brings along the necessary equipment for rappelling.

The Saintly Notes/Comments
Dick Ingraham Emeritus. In my view, the Patron saint of the Organs.
Fugads CO, ipso facto challenge completed
Birddroppings FTF of the series, and also FTF on most of the individual caches. Birddroppings was a shoe-in for Sainthood, having found and placed most the caches in these great mountains even before this series was conceived.

The Cache
Unlike all the caches of this series, no climbing is required to reach the final. It is located in the valley below the mountains, with a nice view of the western side of the range. The cache contains 8 shirts of various sizes (XXL, 3x XL, 2x L, M, Sm) that proudly show that you are an Organ Saint. Please take one of your size for completing this series and wear it proudly. If you notify me before you visit the cache, I will try to meet up with you for a celebratory cache signing and chat. I love meeting other "Organeers".

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6 Logged Visits

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum