The Parque Natural los Alcornocales, is a natural park which is known for contributing to about half of the country's cork resource as well as for the large quantity of hawks, eagles and vultures that can be found in the area.
We discoverd the forest road through the Valle de Ojen on our way from Vejer de la Frontera to Gibraltar by accident. You can reach the bumpy road either from the small town Facinas (N36 08.909 W5 42.841), which is about 20 kilometers north of Tarifa, or from a place near Los Barrios (N36 12.577 W5 32.629) which is about 20 kilometers west from Gibraltar.
Park you car here: N36 09.556 W5 34.906
You can follow the trail about 800 meters until you are about 30 meters from the cache location away. Shortly before you reach the cache, the elevation changes and you have to "climb" a few meters.
At the cache location (N36 09.905 W5 34.875) there is a small area with a good GPS reception and there is a good view through the valley. The cache is hidden between rocks which are abundantly covered with vegetation. It is a 25 x 15 x 7 cm container wrappend in a black plastic bag.
Besides the obligatory logbook, cache note, pencil and pencil sharpener, the cache initially contained:
- Small lock with keys
- Austrian euro coin
- Small toy cell phone
Note on cache maintenance: A friend of mine, who is a professional kite surfer and is several times a year in Tarifa, will take care for the cache.