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Tree Spring Trail Overlook

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Hidden : 7/29/2005
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Take I-40 east of Albuq. to exit 175 go North on Rt. 14 about 6 miles turn left [EAST] on Rt. 536 Crest Highway. Continue up the road to the Trail Head & parking area located, @ N35 11.632 W106 24.287.
I use RT/FR165 off of exit 242 on I-25

Follow The Tree Spring Trail @ N35 11.524 W106 24.501 you will come to a sign that will keep you on the Trail.
Continue on the trail thru Beautiful Blue Spruce with some Large Ponderosa Pines, Aspens & Fir Trees, until you come to a Junction of Four Trails @ N35 11.236 W 106 25.256 Marked by Several Signs [See Photo]
NO BIKES the last few hundered feet.
At this junction you follow A trail a very short distance West to the cache, and a beautiful overlook, with high peaks/cliffs to your North & South. Great Spot for lunch and to enjoy.

The Cache is located at the base of a Pine Tree with some rocks around it The Pine Tree is located about 6 feet behind or East of the Bearing Pine. An Easy Find.
See Photo Of the Bearing Pine

This is an easy 2 mile hike,elevation gain about 750 feet. NO LOOSE SCREE ON THE TRAIL & Plenty of Shade.
Family Friendly;
As we enjoyed are lunch, A family with an 8 month old baby a 4 year old daughter and sons 6 & 9 Along with Grandma Joined us at the TOP.

The 3.0 Terrain rating may be a bit high. Perhaps a 2.75??

Cache is an .30 caliber ammo box with the oifficial
green geocaching sticker attached.
Contents: Many writing sticks A Log Book, a rain poncho, AA battries A bottle of Water. and some other goodies.

For more deatils of the trail see pages 35 thru 38 of.
Mike "Ganelo" Coltrin Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide. or visit his web site.

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