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Hidden : 06/05/2011
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czech Vitejte na 1. ceskem rivertrailu, ktery se nazyva:

Otava River Trail aneb ze Susice do Strakonic po vode!

vodak

Pojem Power Trail uz dnes zna kazdy - mame powertraily pro auto, chodici powertraily, i pro kolo, tak jsme se rozhodli zkusit neco originalniho a sice powertrail na vode!

Cela serie je koncipovana pro vodaky a je dobre lovitelna pri sjizdeni reky Otavy. Naprosta vetsina kesi se nachazi uplne mimo civilizaci, coz byl nas cil. Rozhodne nechceme, aby si nekdo ke kesi zajel autem nebo na kole a verte, ze ke vetsine z nich by se spatne dostavalo i pesky kvuli vegetaci na obou brezich! Temer u vsech kesi budete muset zastavit lod a vylezt na breh, je tam par vyjimek, ktere jsou lovitelne primo z lode, ale na ty uz urcite prijdete sami . U vetsiny mist nebudete mit problem zastavit, je tam i par zastavek v mirnem proudu, abyste si uzili trochu toho adrenalinu .

Udrzba serie

Nez vyrazite na tuto serii, vezmete si prosim s sebou nekolik nahradnich mikro kesi s papirkem/logbookem uvnitr a pokud nekterou kes jasne nenajdete podle hintu, nevahejte ji znovu zalozit. Nekolik nahradnich kesi najdete i v uvodni kesi, pokud si je vezmete s sebou a nepouzijete na zalozeni kesi, vratte je prosim do posledni kese nebo idealne zpet do prvni, pokud se budete vracet do Susice pro auto. Dekujeme.

Aktualni stav serie:

Zrejme ukradene/vyplavene jsou kese:
Vse je na miste

Prosime proto o jejich obnoveni. Dekujeme.

Vodacke desatero:

1. Nez se vydate na reku, zjistete si v nejblizsi pujcovne obtiznost sjizdeneho useku.
Pujcovna lodi je doslova za rohem od startovni kese, na Otave se obtizne useky nevyskytuji s vyjimkou jezu.

2. Sjizdejte usek reky, ktery zvladnete, neprecenujte sve sily

3. Pred splutim se informujte o aktualnim stavu vody.
Vzdy si zjistete aktualni stav vody ZDE

4. Obtiznost jezu se nepocita do obtiznosti reky, pred kazdym jezem zastavte, vystupte a jez prohlednete - i na jednoduche rece muze byt smrtelny jez!

5. Pokud si nejste jisti bezpecnym prujezdem obtizneho mista, lod preneste po brehu, ostuda to neni.

6. Vzdy mejte na sobe vodackou vestu

7. Nezapomente si vzit s sebou lekarnicku, telefon a vse nalezite vodotesne zabalit.
Oregon ci jina vodotesna navigace je rozhodne vyhodou

8. Pri zachrane jinych vodaku pamatujte na svuj zivot a zdravi

9. Konzumaci alkoholu si nechte az na vecer k ohni nebo do hospody
V posledni dobe se mnozi lide, kteri si rikaji "vodaci" a pritom nedelaji nic jineho nez ze se vezou na raftu po vode napul opili, vy kaceri doufam nic takoveho praktikovat nebudete, ony i ty kese by se vam hledaly a logovaly dost spatne

10. Budte ohleduplni k prirode a rybarum.
Toto plati pro kacery dvojnasob, snazili jsme se sice umistit kese tak, aby nedochazelo k devastaci prirody, ale nikdy nic neni stoprocentni, tak prosime o zvysenou ohleduplnost.

Co se vlastne pojede

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Usek reky Otavy od Susice az do blizkosti Strakonic
Horni cast naseho useku, ze Susice do Horazdovic je velmi rychla, temer bez jezu, v lete tam byva malo vody, nekolikrat budete mit i takove problemy s melcinou, ze budete muset vystoupit a kousek prevest samotnou lod.
Dolni cast naseho useku je klidnejsi a pomalejsi, casto si tam uzijete padlovani na tzv. "voleji", coz je klidna stojata voda pred jezem. Konec trailu je kousek pred Strakonicemi prave z duvodu umisteni na klidnejsim miste, po odlovu finalni kesky dojedete na Podskali, coz je krasne predmesti Strakonic a odtud je to k hlavnimu strakonickemu jezu uz blizko.
Cely usek daji za 1 den i s nalezem vsech kesi jen opravdu zkuseni vodaci a hardcore kaceri. Idealni je si rozvrhout cely trail na pohodovy vikend. Treba v Susici si pujcit lod, prenocovat napr. ve Strelskych Hosticich - kde si muzete odlovit i mistni Hostickou serii - Hosticka serie - Strelske Hostice (pokud tak hodlate ucinit doporucujeme si odlovit kes ze serie, ktera je na Strele - Hosticka serie - Strela jiz po ceste autem na Trail, at vam z ni pak nechybi bonusove cislo).
Druhy den pak v klidu dokoncite trail, dojedete do Strakonic a pak uz jen vratite lod.

Obtiznost useku
Cely usek je obtiznosti ZWC - WWI
Charakter toku: klidny, mirne proudici tok s obcasnymi perejemi
Naroky na vodaka a jeho vybaveni: zakladni znalost ovladani lode, lod zajistena proti potopeni, deti a neplavci vesty, znalost sebezachrany

Na cem jet: idelane na deblkanoich pro 2 osoby, at uz nafukovacich nebo i laminatovych, mozno jet i na raftech, jen se pripravte, ze na dolnim toku budete pred jezy dost padlovat.

Cely usek je dlouhy priblizne 30 km a kese na nem nejsou rozvrstveny rovnomerne, cili nekdy se stane, ze je prejezd napr. 2 km bez kese (hlavne ve mestech), jindy mate na 2 km 4-5 kesi.

Prejeme vsem stastnou plavbu a prilozte prosim k logu nasledujici informace:
Trasu jsme absolvovali na kanoich/raftech/kajakach.
Cestou jsme se ...krat udelali (prevrhli lod).
Celou trasu jsme dali za 1/2/3 dny
Jezy jsme prevazne sjizdeli/prevadeli po vode/prenaseli

british Welcome to the 1st czech rivertrail, which is called:

Otava River Trail or from Susice to Strakonice afloat!

vodak

Term Power Trail is known to everybody nowadays - we got powetrails for car, walker powertrails, bike trails, so we decided to try something original - a powertrail afloat!

The whole series was designed for watermen and the best way to find it is to descend the Otava river. Most of the caches is situated in the wild, which was our purpose. We don't want these caches as drive-in or bike-in, believe or not, but most of the series is hardly findable also by foot because of abundant vegetation on both river shores! You have to stop the boat and go ashore in almost all cases, there are some exceptions findable direct from the boat, but you have to find them by your own . There will be no problem to stop the boat in most places, but several caches are placed on spots with mild stream, so you can experience littlebit adrenalin during stopping .

Watermen testimony:

1. Before you plan your trip, find out the difficulty of the river part you want to descend.
Boat rental is around the corner from starting cache, there are no difficult parts on Otava river except weirs.

2. Descend just the parts of the river that you can handle, don't overestimate your forces.

3. Inform about actual river status before the trip.
Always check the water levels of Otava (just in czech) HERE

4. Difficulty of weir does not count into difficulty of the river, it is recommended to stop in front of each weir, get off the boat and check the weir - also on easy river can be a deadly weir!

5. If you are not sure about a difficult spot, get over the boat - it's not a shame!.

6. Always wear cork jacket!

7. Don't forget to pick up first-aid-kit and cell phone - all packed water-proof.
Oregon or other water-proof GPS is a big advantage

8. When you are going to rescue others, remember on your own life an health.

9. Wait with alcohol consumption until evening or pub.
Recently there are many people who call themselves "watermen", but they just float on raft almost completely drunk, we hope that you as cachers won't do this - it would be also hard to find all the caches when you are drunk

10. Be considerate to the nature and fishermen.
This is twice-valid for cachers, we tried to place caches that way to prevent devastation of environment, but nothing is 100 %, so please pay higher considerateness.

The Journey

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Part of Otava River from Susice almost to Strakonice
Upper part of the area from Susice to Horazdovice is fast, almost without weirs, there can be lower levels of water in summer, sometimes you will need to get off the boat because of the shallow place.
Lower part of the area is slower and quiter, you have to extensively paddle in these streamless waters in front of weirs. End of the trail is littlebit forward of Strakonice because of placement on quite spot, after the find of final cache continue afloat to Podskali, which is a beautiful suburb of Stakonice - from here it is very close to main weir of Strakonice.
The whole river trail can be done in 1 day just by experienced watermen and hardcore cachers. Better is to spend the whole weekend on trail. You can borrow the boat in Susice, e.g. stay overnight in Strelske Hostice - where you can find some caches from Hosticka series - Hosticka serie - Strelske Hostice
Second day you can just finish the trail, descend to Strakonice and the return the boat.

Difficulty of river area
The whole area is difficulty ZWC - WWI
Character of stream: quiet, mild streamy with occasional rapids
Waterman experience and equipment: basic skills in boat control, boat secured against sinking, children and non-swimmer cork jackets, knowledge of self-rescue

Which boat? ideally use double-canoe - inflatable or laminate, it is possible to use rafts, but be ready for extensive paddling in areas in front of weirs.

The whole river part is aproximately 30 km long and caches are not placed equally over it, so there can be 2 km area with no caches (mainly in towns) or there can be 4-5 caches on other 2 km.

We wish you happy descend and please join this information to your log:
We used canoes/rafts/kayaks for descending.
During the journey we ...times keeled over the boat.
We did this trip in 1/2/3 days.
Mostly we got over the weirs - go down/take over in water/put over in hand

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

PM: h mqv cbq xnzral n xhebh, cebfvz crpyvir mnznfxhwgr!
RA: arne gur jnyy haqre fgbarf naq onex, znfx gur uvqr cyrnfr!

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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