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Kelimutu wonders

A cache by pe3cek Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/07/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:




Kelimutu is a volcano, close to the town of Moni in central Flores Island of Indonesia containing three summit crater lakes of varying colors. Tiwu Ata Mbupu (Lake of Old People) is usually blue and is the westernmost of the three lakes. The other two lakes, Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai (Lake of Young Men and Maidens) and Tiwu Ata Polo (Bewitched or Enchanted Lake) are separated by a shared crater wall and are typically green or red in color, respectively. The lake colors do vary on a periodic basis. Subaqueous fumaroles are the probable cause of active upwelling that occurs at the two eastern lakes. The lake have been a source of minor phreatic eruptions in historical time. The summit of the compound 1639-m-high Kelimutu volcano is elongated two km in a WNW-ESE direction; the older cones of Kelido and Kelibara are located respectively three km to the north and two km to the south. The scenic lakes are a popular tourist destination. Keli Mutu is also of interest to geologists because the three lakes are different colors yet reside at the crest of the same volcano. The closest airports are Maumere, and Ende. There are regular flights to Maumere from Bali. The drive from Maumere to Moni, the town at the base of Keli Mutu, takes about 3 hours.



To succesfully log this cache, please post a picture with you on the top near the stone plate with the uppermost lake on the background. That means, tha if there is foggy weather or you are trying to visit this area in the night, your logs will not be counted (lake must be visible)!

Send me to my email responce to this question:
Count all three sizes of those lakes to one number and send me this number (tap to see hint if you don't know where to look)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

frr fvtaf arne ynxrf

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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