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Pirelli Traditional Geocache

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Geocache Description:

The oldest cache in Oman. Jebel Sumayni, on the wrong side of the keyhole. THIS CACHE SHOULD BE AVOIDED IN RAINY CONDITIONS.

The walk takes you through a wadi, and should be avoided if rain is nearby. Reaching the cache without a 4X4 is possible (park near the paved road), but will add at least another hour to the roundtrip. A 4X4 is required to reach the nearest parking area. There is a great place to camp at the beginning of the walk. Reaching the cache from the parking area will take about 30 or 40 minutes (if you are clever, or if you use the cheat-sheet available in “Why not go find Pirelli?” GC1657B cache). The roundtrip should take about 2 hours, allowing time to find the cache and take in the scenery. According to Patrick LaRocque and Andrew Foley, who originally placed the cache, it contained "a Logbook, camera (27 shots) and 27 vouchers for Pirelli stuff (hats, keychains, some watches, shirts, etc). Pirelli gave it to us so it’s the Pirelli cache." It now contains several items I left behind when I replaced the cache in April 2007.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ebpxf arkg gb gur gerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)