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Lake Kara Kul,Tajikistan Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 10/05/2007
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Geocache Description:

Lake Kara Kul

This cache is one of the first in Tajikistan.
The box is hidden at an altitude of 4890 meters (16300 feet) (MSL), southeast of Lake Kara-Kul, on the mountain Ortobos as belongs to Pamir Mountains.

View over Lake Kara-Kul

Kara-Kul is a 25-kilometer (16-mile) diameter lake, which lies at an altitude of 3,900 meters.
The lake lies within a circular depression interpreted as a metiorite impact with a rim diameter of 45 kilometers (28 miles). The impact event ocurred less than 5 million years ago. The Kara-Kul impact structure remained unidentified until it was discovered though studies of imagery taken from space.
Kara-Kul is almost 20 meters deep on the east side and 230 meter deep on west side. It has no drainage outlet.

Settlement near mountain Ortobos

The cache includes notebook, pencil, geocacheinformation in english and russian and some things to change.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre gur ovttrfg fgbar.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)