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Platteklip Trail Throne

A cache by Desertal Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/30/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Small transparent bottle Small items and TB included

Platteklip Gorge Trail. It’s a 1.5- to 2-hour trip up, from the starting point at the lower Cableway station. Not to be done if you can see famous “tablecloth” of clouds, or is it very windy? If so in either case, then choose another day for the hike. Facing the lower Cableway station, you’ll see a parking area for tourist buses to your right. Walk over, and, at the end, you’ll next see the start of a path, marked with a sign. This takes you uphill directly underneath the Cableway for about 10 minutes, whereupon you reach what’s known as the frontal contour path, a level trail that follows the upper base of the mountain. Take the contour path to the left, and enjoy an easy stroll for 15-20 minutes as you leave the Cableway behind, seemingly walking away from your ultimate destination. You’ll soon reach the start of the Platteklip Gorge trail proper: take it to the right, and Stairmaster your way to the top! Look out for dassies (the rodent-like rock hyrax) in the rocks as you ascend, as well as raptors catching thermals overhead. The hike takes at least an hour, I recommend a stop for a snack halfway up and admire the scenery. It is awesome Once you’re up, enjoy the mountain’s marvelous, windswept top, take in the wide circumference of views.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Bapr ernpuvat gur gbc n fgbar guebar jvyy rnfvyl or frra. Ryringvba +/- 1043z

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)