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Elku kalns

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Hidden : 04/30/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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[LAT] Sleepnis ir nomaljaa vietaa starp Sveetes un Zebrus ezeriem Elku kalnaa - senaa sveetvietaa. Normaala izmeera lock-lock kastiite.

[ENG] You can find the cache at the distant place between the Zebrus and Svetes lakes in the ancient sanctuary mound - Elku kalns. The cache is the normal-sized lock-lock box.

[LAT]
Elku kalns

Starp Sveetes un Zebrus ezeriem apmeeram 20 metrus augstak paar purvaino apkaartni paceljas Elku kalns. Ir dzirdeets, ka senos laikos, kad uudens liimenis bijis daudz augstaaks un abi ezeri bija savienoti, te ir bijusi sala. Elku kalnu uzskata par senchu dievu pieluugshanas un kulta vietu. Akmens kraavums kalna augshmalaa ir bijis saskataams veel pagaajushaa gadsimta saakumaa. Elku kalns ir ieveerojams arii ar augu valsts neparasto audzeliibu, daudzi taadi koki, kas parasti aug vieni, te ir pa paariem un pat pa 3, 6 un 9 kopaa puduros saaugushi. Kas diivaini - kalna viduu ir gandriiz regulaars aplis, kuraa koki neaug. Vasaraa aplii saaug diezgan lieli lupstaaji, bet sleepnis tajos nav jaameklee :)

Elku kalnu un tuvumaa esoshos pilskalnus - Ezerluukju un Smiltnieku, kaa arii Krievkalnus un Pokainjus 90-to gadu viduu aktiivi peetiija latvieshu sveetvietu un seno zinaashanu peetnieks Ivars Viiks, kursh izpeetiito publiceejis vairaakaas graamataas, kaa arii publikaacijaas internetaa. Elku kalnaa ir veikti arheologjiskie izrakumi, bet cilveeku apmetnes vietas pieraadiijumi nav atrasti.

Lai gan Sveetes ezers izskataas jauks, nav ieteicams tajaa peldeeties, jo runaa, ka ezeram ir dubults dibens un nevar zinaat, kaa taada pelde var beigties. Vismaz vieteejie ljaudis Sveetes ezeraa nepeldaas.
Otrpus Elku kalnam esoshajaa Zebrus ezeraa gan var droshi peldeeties (peldvietas te: N 56 38.000 E 023 00.723 un N 56 37.719 E 023 00.903), kaa arii nodoties makshkjereeshanai.

Pie Elku kalna var piebraukt no shiis N 56 36.576 E 022 59.430 puses, noraadiitajaas koordinaatees iegriezhoties mezha celinjaa un braucot liidz info ziimeem un pirmajam koka tiltinjam, pirms kura ir iespeejams atstaat auto. Peedeejos 600m, kas ved gar pashu Sveetes ezera krastu, iesakaam iet kaajaam, bet droshaakie var turpinaat celju ar auto.
Ja gribas izpildiities pa paaris apvidus zvaigzneem vairaak, tad sleepni var doties mekleet no Smiltnieku atpuutas baazes puses (N 56 37.719 E 023 00.903), buus jaashkjeerso Daudzumu purvs un Elku kalnaa jaauzraapjas caur brikshnjiem. Runaa, ka shajaa posmaa nikjojoties elektroniskas iekaartas... :)

[ENG]
Elku Mound

The Elku Mound is situated between the lakes of Svete and Zebrus. It reaches the height of 20 m, high above the marshy surroundings. It is possible that in old times both lakes were connected and the hill was an island. The mound is considered to be the central ancestral sacrificial and worship place of Zemgalians.The mound is notable for the unusual flora growth. It is said that herbs collected there at Midsummer Eve have healing powers.
You can reach the place from this waypoint: N 56 36.576 E 022 59.430.
If You are a hardcore lover :) , You can try from this waypoint: N 56 37.719 E 023 00.903. From this place You have to cross the Daudzumi swamp. There is a rumor that in the area, what You have to cross from this waypoint, electronic devices doesn't work properly... :)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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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