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The Lost Valley - An ancient poem leads the way

A cache by scottpa100 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/10/2008
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Victorians used to cache but they used verses to tell each other where the caches were. I found a parchment explaining of a lost cache in the Colwyn Bay area. The verses were good in their direction but the route has grown since the author scribed their words. A small knife for cutting brambles and thorns is recommended. At no point do you need to cross barriers, walls or fences.

WARNING - VICTORIAN CACHERS WERE NOT AS GOOD AT RHYMING AS WE ARE THESE DAYS.

Before you seek
The cache you hold dear
Follow this advice
For the path may not be clear


The route is hard
What about you?
Do you need to ROT13
The amazing clue?


Start where you might find
A pot of gold.
Then head off east
Towards the Lands of Old


You'll see an edge of stone
And a corner of wood
Will you keep going?
Of course you should!


Through the trees
Mud wall on the right
Keep heading east
Towards the dawn light


Keep your path low
Head towards the fir tree
With some stones at the trunk
You need to go left you see


Press on forwards
Till you reach the stoney cairn
It's a steep climb to the right
Time to carry the bairn?


Balance on the wall
Near the Iron Horse
Go past the ruin
And stay on course


Through the trees
And over the rocks
To the rear wall
Y ou're in for a shock


Under some trees
You'll discover the Lost Valley
But will you get home
to log a smiley?



PS. Watch out for dinosaurs.




***Congratulations to G6JLC for being FTF on the 11/8/2008.***

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gb gur evtug bs yrsg unaq pbeare ng onpx bs gur ybfg inyyrl. Hc fubeg zbffl rzonaxzrag, ba yrqtr haqre fznyy guva ohfu.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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