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Gilgal Virtual Cache

Hidden : 02/18/2002
2.5 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

To describe this place as unusual, may be an understatement. But how you react to this little hidden park will probably depend on you own personal values. If any place in this valley deserves to be a virtual geocache I think it is this.

I really hate it when I see virtual geocaches where a simple web search will give you all the information you need to claim it. So I decided to make this one where you have to solve a problem to claim it. I look at it this way: A virtual cache is a simulation of a real cache. But if you could claim the cache by just visiting the park, that would be a really big geocache! This will force you look for something small just like a real cache. In fact you might consider this a micro virtual cache. To log this cache fill in the blanks in the poem below. I was standing right in front of the inscription refered to below when I marked this waypoint. So your GPS should get you very close without having to do a lot of searching. Although the hardest part may be getting into the park in the first place.

Two hearts beat as one
within a chest of stone.
But on the rock below them
an inscription has been hown.
Yes, many words have been writ
upon this masonry.
But this one is so short and sweet
It's simply _ & _

E-mail me what should be in the blanks. And then, after I have sent you back confirmation that your answer is correct, log your visit. Don't put your answer in the log, even if encrypted.

Feel free to upload pictures. But not of the answer, or anything referenced in the poem.

Update 4/8/2002: I changed the hint.

Update 7/19/2002: Just a little clarification, since some have been confused. The above poem is not in the park. Just the part to complete it.

Update 3/8/2005: It appears that vandals have been at work. It's a sad day when a virtual cache gets plundered. So I have altered the poem to reflect the current state of the park.

Update 2/7/2010: Good news. There has been some restoration work in the park. So, I have restored the poem to it's original wording.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jung? Lbh guvax V'z tvivat lbh inyragvarf?

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)