Ike's cache (GC278Z0)
by Zen Cooker #1
GC278Z0 (Visit Cache Page)
N 35° 29.149 W 105° 55.046
( 35.48581666666667, -105.91743333333333 )
Elevation: 2042.16 (m)
Location: New Mexico, United States
A cache placed in memory of my good canine buddy Ike, 04/14/1996 -
04/17/2010. He was as fine a dog as has ever lived and loved the
outback. The cache is very near a beautiful vista to remind you of
the vastness of time and space that all creatures live in,
including humans and dogs.
The cache is in the beautiful Galisteo Basin Preserve
near Lamy New Mexico. There are many public hiking trails in the
Preserve that take you into some of the beautiful wild "juniper and
scrub" countryside of northern New Mexico.
Look at the map in the parking area (35 28.936, -105 54.712) to
locate "Sphinx Overlook" and note the trail markers that get you
there: 1-8-7-6-5. I suggest using your GPSr's tracking ability to navigate
to the cache and back.
The hike is not strenuous if you're in reasonable physical
condition, but it's NOT for young children, for those unaccustomed
to hiking, or for those who haven't acclimated to 7000 ft altitude.
Bring water and watch for snakes in warm weather; it's their
kind of habitat. The cache container is a camouflaged metal
rectangular can located on the way to (but not at) the Sphinx
Overlook. The original contents, in addition to the log and pencil
are: an Anne Bonney GeoBooty medallion #166 (for FTF), a geocaching
key chain, an NMED Construction Programs Bureau tape measure, a red
fire truck, and a spaceship LED flashlight. There is a "caching
memories" travel bug honoring Ansel Adams to travel wherever dogs
and their owners like to go (TB298FK)
Hint: (hover over pencil to decrypt)
pet, vista, devtek, pcwize
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