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Skocjan Cave

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Hidden : 06/03/2009
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Earthcache in Slovenia

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The Škocjan Caves remain the only monument in Slovenia and the Classical Karst region on UNESCO’s list of natural and cultural world heritage sites. Thus, they hold a significant position among the world’s natural monuments.

There are more than 7000 caves in Slovenia, but a unique underground gorge and its many vast chambers make the Skocjan Caves special. They are a system of eleven interconnected caves, collapse dolines, natural bridges and sinkholes. Since 1986 they have been under protection of UNESCO as a part of its World Heritage Site. The caves lies on the Kras from where the technical term "Karst", used all over the world, originates. Once in the cave, one can admire marvellous stalagmites and stalactites of different colours, stone curtains and massive pools. The system is essentially marked by the Reka-'Velka voda river', which flows through the caves, where it falls into a series of cascades and waterfalls, thumble down the rocks or comes to rest in small underground lakes.On their banks visitors can enjoy in the reflections of the karst subterranean images on the water surface. A visit with experienced guides will take about an hour and a half.

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In the meantime, there are 2 different tours you can do. If you want to get the answers for this Earthcache, you have to go the 'classic tour'.

To log this earthcache as found you have to answer the following questions via mail and after logpermission upload the log-picture.
  1. If you want, take a picture that shows you with your GPS at the sign of UNESCO and upload it to your log (NO log-condition).
  2. What is the name of the biggest stalagmite in the cave?
  3. How high is it?
  4. In the cave you find an info-plate with the word REKA and a date on it. What is this date?

    SEND YOUR MAIL TO: (note: replace X.X.XXXX by the date on the sign)
    Please write your nickname into the reference of the mail for your logpermission.

    If your answers are ok, you automatically get the logpermission.
    If NOT, please check your spam-folder

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