Traditional Geocache

North Sandias MRP

A cache by ganelo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/12/2004
In New Mexico, United States
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

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The cache is hidden in the Most Remote Place (MRP) in the northern half of the Sandia Mountains.


The Most Remote Place in the Northern Sandia Mountains was determined by Kurt Menke, a Geographic Information Specialist. It is defined as the spot that is farthest in from the boundaries of the Sandia Mountain Wilderness. The original hunt for the Northern MRP was described in an article in the Albuquerque Journal on June 10, 2004.

The cache is hidden within 20 feet of the actual MRP, and the specific spot for the cache was selected because it is in a small clearing. The cache is within 100 feet of the North Crest Trail. You can hike to the location from the north from the Tunnel Spring trailhead, or from the south from the parking area at Sandia Crest. As the name suggests, the cache is in a very remote part of the mountain. Stay on well established trails (the Crest Trail) until you are within 100 feet of the cache. You do not want to get lost in this area of the mountain!

The cache is hidden within wickedly thick Gambel oak trees. Bushwhacking to the cache is not a lot of fun. You can turn off of the Crest Trail at N35 15.671, W106 26.655 and make your way up a small gully toward the cache, which avoids the thickest of the trees.

If you have trouble finding the cache due to the thick tree coverage, use the hint below.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N juvgr cynfgvp tebprel fnpx vf gvrq gb n gerr ng rlr yriry jvguva 5 srrg bs gur pnpur.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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