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At the top of the world - Gullfoss

A cache by team coldwine Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/9/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

There are lots of earthcaches in Iceland and some traditionals. We love the spot at Gullfoss and think there are some facts you should know about this part of the Golden Circle. That’s why we made a short multi, just answer a few simple questions and there you go: you’ve learned a bit about this nature reserve, you have seen some good viewpoints of the falls and you may have found our cache. All can be done in about 45 minutes, so go, read, do your maths and have a good time.

First go to the coördinates 64.19.489/20.07.526. You can leave your car at this parkinglot.
Questions
1. What’s the roadnumber you just left?
36 A=5
35 A=6
37 A=4

2. Count the number of upright stones along the parkinglot (almost half a circle)
17 B=1
18 B=3
19 B=5

Go up the stairs after making some pictures of the falls. If not closed because of ice and snow and you have some extra time, go the trail up to the falls. Please be careful, especially with children because it can be quite slippery and dangerous. But you can make great pictures and get very close to the water.

When you have reached the top of the stairs, you can see a restaurant/shop to your left. Go there afterwards, they sell nice things and there are bathrooms.

At the top of the stairs there is information you will need to get to the cache.

3. In what year was Gullfoss designated as a nature reserve?
1979 C=5
1997 C=6
1977 C=7

4. What was Sigridur’s last name?
Tomasson D=3
Sigursdottir D=2
Tomasdottir D=1

Now go to 64.19.573/20.07.465 and enjoy the view. Don’t go behind the fence! Here you will find your last information before you can do the maths.

5. Choose the right one:
The gorge is approx. 2.5 km. In length and up to 77 metres in depth ; E=1
The gorge is approx. 2.7 km. In length and up to 70 metres in depth ; E=4
The gorge is approx. 2.5 km. In length and up to 70 metres in depth ; E=2

Now that’s all. To find the small container you will have to solve this in order to find the coördinates:
N 64. D9. (A-D)C(A+1)
W 020.0(C+E). (C+B)(B+D)A

Bring your own pen.
Warning: don’t disturb any thing, there is no need to.
sept. 26th. new container on new spot.

thanks a lot to Bender.King-Leela.cz!!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)


pbapergr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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