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360° Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 05/01/2010
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is located on Torc Mountain, and has the finest viewpoint anywhere in the Killarney area.

From the cache you will be able to see:
Muckross Lake
Lough Leane
Ross Castle
Muckross House
Lough Guitane
Mangerton Mountain
The Devil's Punchbowl
The Beara Peninsula
Kenmare Bay
The Upper Lake
The Black Valley
The McGillycuddy Reeks Mountains
Purple Mountain
The Long Range River
Eagle's Nest Mountain
The Meeting of the Waters
Castlemaine Harbour
The Dingle Peninsula

and more.........

The cache involves a reasonably significant hike (2hr return trip) with over 350m of height gain, however you will be well rewarded with the best all-round view of the Killarney area.

The route is on tracks all the way, comprising wide gravel pathway, boardwalk and rough stone path. Although the overall height gain is relatively modest, this is a mountain walk and walking boots are essential, as well as rain gear etc..

Children reach the summit of the mountain regularly, but the hike should not be taken lightly and you should carefully assess your own child's capability if you are considering bringing them along.

It is not possible to approach the cache from the northern side of the mountain - please stick to the track on the southern side!

The most convenient parking spot is at the top Torc car park, although parking at bottom Torc car park on the N71 is also a possibility if you don't mind the extra height gain, and this option links nicely with the 172 steps cache.

Initially follow the Kerry Way track in a south-westerly direction before branching off at the track junction south of Torc (see additional waypoint).

To prevent unnecessary erosion please keep to the track at all times and follow the country code - thanks!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fznyy ebpx bhgpebc whfg yrsg bs gval pnir. 5 zrgerf abegu bs fhzzvg

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)