Box-O-Books (BOB) Traditional Geocache
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As the name of this cache implies, it contains several paperback
books. There are a few books suitable for younger children and some
longer novels. If you want to make an exchange, bring a favorite
book and swap it with one in the cache. Sign the log book and tell
what you liked about the book you put in. Feel free to come back
often and swap out another book. Don't limit yourself to the same
type of book - guidebooks, cookbooks, etc. But let's try to keep
with the theme of books.
This geocache is located in the North Study Area of the Sonoran
Preserve Master Plan. It is adjacent to, but just outside, the Cave
Buttes Recreation Area - a new parcel of land under the
jurisdiction of the Phoenix Parks, Recreation and Library
Department. There are numerous trails and dirt roads throughout the
area. It is also a popular area for hot air balloons to launch.
The cache is located just off the end of a well defined trail.
You will need to find the trail once you get there since it is not
on the USGS topo maps. It gets rather steep and loose towards the
top, so take care when going up and down. The best approach is from
the south. The coordinates above were recorded with WAAS enabled
The cache itself is located on federal land (probably BLM). It is
just outside the boundaries of the Cave Buttes Recreation Area. The
main access to the Rec. Area is off of Cave Creek Rd. north of
Pinnacle Peak Rd. Motorized travel within the Rec. Area is
restricted (although apparently not strictly enforced).
Technically, you are not supposed to drive to the cache area. There
are other ways to enter the Rec. Area but they involve crossing
State Trust Lands or possibly private lands. Some of the State
Trust Lands in the area are also restricted to motorized vehicle
travel. The cache is about a mile bike/hike from Happy Valley Rd.
and 7th St. (which will involve crossing a short stretch of State
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