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Udru kalns - Otter hill

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Hidden : 12/11/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Udru kalns pats par sevi nav nekads augstais kalns 56m virs juras limena, tas atrodas netalu no Usmas ezera, kopš 2006 gada ipašu to padar 26,5 m augstais skatu tornis, no kura paveras lielisks skats uz apkartejo vidi - Usmas ezeru un ta salam.

Udru hill itself is not high hill, 56m above sea level. Near the Usmas lake. Since 2006 the extremely make 26.5 m high viewing tower, which offers an excellent view of the surrounding environment - Usmas lake and its islands.

Konteiners satur zimuli,logbook.

Lugums konteineri atlikt precizi atrašanas vieta.

Koordinates aizvedis Jus pie torna, slepnis atrodas augšejas skatu platformas gridas limeni vai pedeja kapnu posma griestu limeni.

Platiba kopa ar salam - 41,4 km²
Garums - 13,5 km
Lielakais platums - 6 km
Baseins (Engures-Rindas-Irbes lielbaseins) - 429 km²
Videjais dzilums - 5,4 m
Lielakais dzilums - 27 m
Krasta linijas garums - 73,6 km.

No pirts nakuši mate ar mazu bernu. Berns ieraudzijis melnu, lidojošu ezeru un radijis - "...usmigs, ...usmigs". Tad ezers nokritis, ta radies Usmas ezers - "Miglas zemes" ezers, ja to tulko no libiešu valodas. Katram ezera krasta ragam, licim ir sencu doti nosaukumi. Viena no ezera salam- Moricsala- nes Žoržas Sandas vecvecteva Sakšu Morica vardu.

Ezers atrodas Ventspils rajona uz robežas ar Talsu un Kuldigas rajonu.. Ezera ir septinas salas- Viskužu (lielaka sala Latvija), Moricsala (nosaukumu guvusi no kada vesturiska notikuma.1727.gada no Krievijas karaspeka te uz bridi slepas Saksijas grafs Morics, Kurzemes hercogistes trona pretendents. 1912.gada Moricsala tika pasludinata par 1.dabas rezervatu Latvija.), Lielalksnite, Mazalksnite, Zossalina, Dvinites.

Neskatoties uz dzilumu - daudz seklu, kas padara ezeru pievilcigu. Ezera krasti parsvara smilšaini, apkartne meži.

Usma ietek 10 upes - Tirukšupe, Godele, Melncelma, Mekupe, Serža, Ostupe, Bangava, Struncene, Riekte, Kanupe.

No Usmas iztek tikai viena upe - Engure. Ta ietek Puzes ezera. No ezera iztek Rindas upe, kura velak, savienojoties ar Stendes upi, veido Irbi, kura, savukart ietek Baltijas jura.

Zivis - asari, karpas, lidakas, raudas, plauži, plici, repši, sigas, zandarti, zuši.
Eitrofs, aizaugošs ezers, aizaugums klaj ap 5% ezera.

Populara burašanas vieta, ap ezeru daudz atputas bazes, tai skaita "Lejastiezumi","Bukdangas" ,"Usmas kempings", "Godeli" u.c.

1. Uz torna platformas vienlaicigi drikst atrasties ne vairak ka 8 cilveki, uz kapnu laidiena – ne vairak ka 3 cilveki.
2. Torni aizliegts kapt cilvekiem, kuri lietojuši alkoholu vai citas apreibinošas vielas.
3. Berni drikst kapt torni tikai pieauguša cilveka pavadiba.
4. Aizliegts balstities uz platformas margam un parkarties tam.
5. Aizliegts šupot torni.
6. Aizliegts kapt pa trepem, neturoties pie margam.
7. Aizliegts kapt torni, ja:
- veja atrums parsniedz 6 balles (veja kustas koku pamatzari)
- negaisa laika vai tuvojoties tam
8. Atrodoties torni, aizliegts smeket un rikoties ar atklatu uguni.
9. Aizliegts mest leja no torna jebkadus priekšmetus.
10. Aizliegts kapt torni ja trepju pakapieni ir apledojuši.
11. Aizliegts turpinat kapt torni, ja pamaniti jebkadi kapnu u.c. konstrukcijas bojajumi.

Cache content logbook, pencil.
Please placed the cache back in the same place.
Fix lead you to the tower, the way is the top-level view floor or the last stage of the stairs roof level.

Usmas lake
Total area (including islands) - 41.4 km²
Length - 13.5 km
Max. width - 6 km
Basin (catchment area of the rivers Engure - Rinda - Irbe) - 429 km²
Average depth - 5.4 m
Max. depth - 27 m
Shoreline - 73.6 km

There is an old legend about how the Usma lake has been derived. From the bathhouse were mother with children coming. Child looked up in the sky and saw there flying lake which were in black color already. Child started scream “usmigs, usmigs”. The lake felt down. This is how Usma lake, lake of the “Fog Land”, if we translate it from liiv language, has been derived.

The lake is situated in Ventspils District, on the border with Talsi and Kuldiga Districts. In the lake, there are seven islands - Viskužu Isle (the biggest island in Latvia), Moricsala (Morics` Isle), which acquired its name after a historical event in 1727 when a Saxon count - Morics, the challenger for the throne of Kurzeme Duchy, was hiding from Russian military troops there for a while. In 1912 Moricsala was announced the first nature reserve in Latvia. The names of the other islets are: Lielalksnite (Big Alksnite), Mazalksnite (Little Alksnite), Zossalina (Islet of Geese), Dvinites (Twinlets).

In spite of the depth of the lake there are many sandy shelves that make the lake very fascinating indeed. The shore is mostly sandy, and the lake is surrounded by woods or forests.

All in all there are 10 rivers falling into Lake Usma - Tirukšupe, Godele, Melncelma, Mekupe, Serža, Ostupe, Bangava, Struncene, Riekte, Kanupe.

But there is only one river starting from Lake Usma - the River Engure, which flows into Lake Puze. This lake gives a start to the River Rinda which further down joins with the River Stende to form the River Irbe which finally falls into the Baltic Sea.
1. Not more than 8 people are allowed to ascend the tower.
2. Do not ascend the tower under the influence of alcoholic drinks or other intoxicating substances.
3. Children are allowed to visit the tower only inder adult supervision.
4. Do not lean against or over the rails.
5. Do not rock the tower.
6. Do not ascend the stairs without holding to the rails.
7. Do not ascend the tower in case of:
- The strength of wind reaching more than 6 m/sec (wind shakes the basic branches of trees).
- An approaching thunderstorm or during a thunderstorm.
8. Do not smoke or use open fire on the platform.
9. Do not throw anything off the tower.
10. Do not ascend the stairs if they are ice-covered.
11. Do not ascend the stairs in case of damage observed to the tower

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Gur jnl vf gur gbc-yriry ivrj sybbe be gur ynfg fgntr bs gur fgnvef ebbs yriry.

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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