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Bennies Basin Box Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/24/2012
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Bennies profile


This small water basin in the hills near the City San Marino give you an excellent view to the fortress and houses on the west slopes of mount Titano (best in afternoon, evening). The city has a population of about 4500 people. Near the additional waypoint you can leave the road towards the basin. A small hike hill up is needed, so bring good shoes.



The city was founded by Saint Marinus and several Christian refugees in the year 301. From then on the city became a center of Christian refugees who fled from Roman persecution. As a result, the city become the oldest republic in Europe, for the republic's territory at that time only included the single city of San Marino.

The urban heart of the city was protected by three towers: the first, Guaita, constructed in the 11th century, was famous for being impenetrable, which to a great extent discouraged attacks on the city.


Due to the Crusades, it was felt necessary to construct a second tower, Cesta (13th century). But the Sanmarinense defensive system was not completed until the construction of a third tower, the Montale (14th century) - the smallest of all and constructed on the last of the summits of Monte Titano.





To reach the hiding location you can drive or walk the dirt road for a few hundred meters. We’ve made the cache simple to find. But take caution when it's wet: it could be VERY SLIPPERY. In the hint and spoiler description there is enough information to make this a secure find. Please hide the cache in the exact same way and cover it fully again, but really GENTLY not damaging the canister. Trackables can be hided in this cache.


Thanks a lot and enjoy this hunt!

Small note on cache maintenance: a local cacher kindly assisted helping with this.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fznyy gerr, haqre fgbarf [please cover the cache GENTLY again, not damaging it]

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)