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Gehlen's cross

A cache by ESC78 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/01/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


FR :

Cette cache fait partie d'une série de caches en construction autour du thème des croix et monuments en Fagnes. Vous trouverez un code que vous ne devrez pas oublier de noter si vous souhaitez participer à cette aventure (pour juin 2009 en principe)

Une cache située a environ 2 km du centre nature de Botrange et accessible par le chemin qui part de celui-ci vers la Fagne. Respectez les indications locales.

La cache est constituée par une boîte en plastique cylindrique de 10 cm de diamètre et 20 cm de haut. Elle contient un logbook et laisse de la place pour quelques goodies mais rien pour écrire : N'oubliez pas de prendre votre crayon ou votre stylo

La croix Gehlen, encore appellée Croix de l'Oneux (à cause du nom de l'endroit) ou encore croix de Lorraine (à cause de sa forme) a été érigée en 1974 en hommage au brigadier forestier Jean Gehlen qui prennait une retraite bien méritée après avoir oeuvré de nombreuses années en ces lieux.

UK :

This cache is part of a caches serie "under construction" around the crosses and monuments in Fagnes. There is a code in the box that you should not forget to record if you want to participate to the game (normally for june 2009)

A cache situated 2 km away from the "Centre Nature de Botrange" and trough the path leaving from the "Centre Nature" and going into the Fagnes. Please respect local indications.

The stash is a cylindrical plastic box with a diameter of 10 cm and a height of 20 cm. It contains a logbook and gives space for some goodies, but there is no pen inside : Don't forget to bring your own pen

The Hauptmann's column was build in 1566 like the Panhaus column or the "Boulté". It was probably a reference point for the numerous persecuted "Reformés" in escape.

The Gehlen's cross, or the Oneux cross (because of the place name) or the cross of Lorraine (because of its shape) was built in 1974 in homage to the forest officer Jean Gehlen who took a well earned retirement after having worked many years in these places.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[FR :]Fvk cvrqf ...
[UK :]Fvk srrg ...

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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