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South Sandias MRP

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Hidden : 6/17/2005
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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

The Most Remote Place in the Southern 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. There is a geocache hidden there (called North Sandias MRP).

The location of the Southern MRP was also given in the newspaper article. This geocache completes the pair.

The cache is within 200 feet of the South Crest Trail. You can hike to the location from the south from the Canyon Estates trailhead, or from the west from Three Gun Spring Trail, Embudo Trail, or Embudito Trail. You can get there from the north via Canoncito or Bart's Trail. No matter how you go, your hike will be approximately 10 miles long, with an elevation gain of 3,000 feet, or so. Stay on well established trails until you are within 200 feet of the cache. You may have to do a little bushwhacking to make your way to the cache.

There is a cairn at the actual Southern MRP. The cache is hidden under a juniper, approximately 5 feet to the north of the cairn.

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