The site is about a mile hike from Table Mesa Rd. This "road" is a
non-maintained dirt road that goes from I-17 to the dirt road north
of Seven Springs Recreation Area.
Travel on Table Mesa Rd. from I-17 to the closest point to the
Stash will REQUIRE a high clearance 4WD vehicle. I would NOT
recommend approaching from that direction. Travel from the Seven
Springs area can be done with a high clearance 2WD truck, but I
highly recommend a 4WD vehicle.
The cache is easy to find once you get to the location. However,
getting to the parking area is not easy due to the condition of
Table Mesa Rd. I would rate the terrain as 4 since there is an 800
ft. elevation climb over a steep and rocky route.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ADDED 5/23/01
Some advice in approaching this cache. GET A TOPO MAP OF THE AREA.
Come in from the Seven Springs side. If you can't drive past Little
Grapevine Canyon (N34°00.038 W111°58.248) stay on the road and
continue hiking in until you get to a parking area at N33°59.375
W111°59.803. Then cross the creek bed and head up the ridge
directly towards the cache. The drainage directly north of the
parking area is choked with boulders and vegetation.
The Difficulty Rating of this cache has been reduced from 4 to 2
since the cache itself is fairly easy to find once you are in the
area. The Terrain Rating is still 4 due to the lack of a trail and
The cache container has been replaced with a smaller metal can. The
original plastic bucket had started to crack from the harsh Arizona
sun. It is located under a small pile of rocks and currently has a
javalina skull on top. The coordinates are slightly off, but close
enough to get you there. It is NOT under one of the big juniper
trees, but rather out in the open.
A visit to the cache site after the Cave Creek Complex fire
revealed the cache has survived. The javalina skull is missing. The
large juniper tree is now a black skeleton. The container is
located at an offset of about 34ft. NE of the above coordinates
under a pile of rocks.