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Traditional Geocache

The glacial river from the mountain

A cache by Islandia Geomatics Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/5/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

It is said that the earth's circle which the human race inhabits is torn across into many bights, so that great seas run into the land from the out-ocean.



The cache is located where the ring road of Iceland (or national road number 1), crosses the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum, which is the second longest river of Iceland (206 km). It is one of the most majestic rivers in the country and it flows through the largest desert in Europe - Ódáðahraun (Odadahraun). It has its source from the largest glacier in Europe - Vatnajökull. This is the vastest lava area of the country. The individual lava fields date back to different ages, but all of them were created during the Holocene. The total area of the Odadahraun is about 6000 km² and it is a part of the Icelandic Graben and is very volcanically active. The area should only be accessed by 4WD vehicles or on foot. Hikers should be aware of the lack of surface water in the lava fields and bring along sufficient supplies of water. Hikers should also plan their daily progress conservatively and use maps rather than relying on their eyes, because the clear air draws all landmarks closer than they really are. The bridge was built in 1947. The small house keeps equipment which is used by Icelandic Hydrological Service for automatic measuring the discharge of the river.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre naq arne gur onpx evtug onfrzrag bs gur fznyy ubhfr.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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