Khazad Dum LbNA # 64008
|Placed Date||Feb 8 2013|
|Location||Mineral Creek Ridge, Payson, AZ|
This letterbox is hidden on a spur of the northmost Mazatzal mountains. o find Khazad-dûm, start in Payson at the corner of the Beeline Highway and Main Street. Go west on Main Street, which will become Doll Baby Ranch Road. Aside from a short section of dirt road, this is mostly paved. 5.25 miles from your starting position is a dirt road: FR 414. Take this road southwest for an additional 5.25 miles to the Mineral Creek TH (parking area 1) A passenger car can get to this point if the roads are dry. The cache is about 0.8 miles from the trailhead up the jeep trail, with about 400 feet of elevation gain. A high clearance vehicle can drive another 0.5 miles, but should park at parking area 2 unless truly 4X4. The cache will be off the trail on the north side, at the location where a side road deviates to the south.