Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

The WBs: I was considering re-deployment or transferring ownership on my caches, as circumstances are unfortunately preventing the maintenance I should be providing. Archiving is the best option, based on the tone of some DNF logs and dwindling interest in caches in the "unknown" category that are not challenge caches. Thanks for playing!


Esperanto Kasejo

A cache by The WBs Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/06/2012
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Related Web Page

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

Small tree hanger in Walnut Grove Park; about 5-6 feet of retrieval TOTT required. Listed coords are one possibility for parking.
Imagine my disappointment upon finding only one current U.S. cache (near Rochester MN) written in Esperanto, the “universal” second language. Now here's another one!

The cache isn't at the listed coordinates, it's at
Nordo kvar unu ° unu du punkto kvin nulo nulo
Okcidento nulo nau ses ° nulo nau punkto unu unu kvar

There. You know more Esperanto than you thought you did, don't you? ("Nau" and "kasejo" technically need diacritical markings that I did not supply. Apologies to you strict Esperantists out there.) An online verifier seems unnecessary.

Esperanto is a language introduced in 1887 by Dr. L.L. Zamenhof after years of development. He proposed Esperanto as a second language that would allow people who speak different native languages to communicate, yet at the same time retain their own languages and cultural identities. Esperanto doesn't replace anyone's language but simply serves as a common second language. Esperanto can be learned in much less time than any other language.

Original cache contents: Rite-in-the-Rain logbook, laminated geocaching info card, pencil & sharpener, National Park Service map, golf ball, ball bearing, pumpkinhead eraser, Pirate Annie TB. First to find prize: obviously, a DVD-r copy of “Incubus,” the 1965 horror movie in Esperanto starring William Shatner. It's an .mpg file which will play on your computer and many dvd players. Perhaps you'll be able to sit through it (I tried to once, but I don't think I managed it). It does have subtitles. {{CONGRATS to 3omahakids and da-ewoks for co-FTF honors! Hope you enjoy the horrible movie in Esperanto!}}

NOTE: The posted hours of Walnut Grove Park are 5 am - 8 pm. The final for this puzzle cache is on park property, but just barely. A stealthy finder may be able to use a nearby dead end street, quickly find the cache, and still might be able to make the case that they were never really on park property. I'm not choosing a 24/7 attribute, but with prudence you might be able to get it after 8 pm.

For more information and resources for puzzle caches by The WBs, click the "Related Web Page" link above.

Additional Hints (No hints available.)

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.