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Los Organos 🌄

A cache by Blinky Bill Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/4/2006
In Islas Canarias, Spain
2.5 out of 5
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Track length: approx. 14km round trip
Good shoes required
sure-footedness and freedom from vertigo necessary
Not recommended at night and after rainfall
Lowest alt. 1180m
Highest alt. 1605m

Varied track that leads you thru shady forests into the world of gorges (barrancos) and rock formations of the upper Orotava valley, where you have excellent views into the valley as well as towards the Teide.

Leave TF 21 approaching via Aguamansa at N28 21.595 W16 30.207 (LOE).

Park your car around N28 21.475 W16 30.052 (LOP) and proceed to N28 21.260 W16 29.726 (LOAB1) where you leave the forest road and take the right path.

Walk to N28 21.138 W16 29.704 (LOAB2) and follow the path uphill until you reach N28 20.921 W16 29.666 (LOAB3), turn left there.

This is the trailhead of the Los Organos mountain trail.

Continue to N28 21.240 W16 29.454 (LOT). Here you will notice an artificial object with 4 letters and 2 ciphers, the inscription looks like:


Whereas A is the first letter on this object.

Assign the alphabetical values (where possible) to those single letters (A=1;B=2;....Z=26) using the scheme above.

Go via
N28 21. (42xEF+10)
W16 28. (BxDx2.5+6)

to the cache site at

N28 21. (66xA+8)
W16 28. (65xC)

Returning to parking area you might use these coordinates:
N28 21.865 W16 29.074 (LOAB4) - follow lefthand downhill path marked with a small pile of stones.

Via N28 21.771 W16 29.200 (LOAB5) to N28 21.780 W16 29.210 (LOAB6) - lefthand downhill path marked with a small pile of stones and a green dot on a bigger rock.

At N28 21.740 W16 29.371 (LOAB7) follow your GPS to N28 21.260 W16 29.726 (LOAB1)

To get a notion of the hike refer to the pic below:

Beschreibung der Tour aus einem Reiseführer in Deutsch. Einige Angaben sind jedoch veraltet bzw. falsch; daher ist dieses .pdf-Dokument nur als allg. Information zu betrachten: PDF

Deutsche Fassung der Cachebeschreibung als .pdf:

Hope you enjoyed this tour.

Maintenance will be done by our relatives (visiting Tenerife twice a year) as well as by ourselves (visiting the island on a regular basis).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n fznyy ebpx perivpr pbirerq jvgu fbzr fgbarf
Va rvare xyrvara Sryffcnygr orqrpxg zvg rvavtra Fgrvara

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:39 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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