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Babadağ

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Hidden : 08/24/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is hidden at Babadağ near the place where paragliders start their flight towards Ölüdeniz Beach.

Babadağ (Mount Cragus in antient times) is a mountain near Fethiye, in Muğla Province, southwest Turkey.

The mountain has a principal summit at an elevation of 1,969 metres (6,460 ft) and a second one called "Karatepe" at an elevation of 1,400 metres (4,593 ft). These two summits face each other and are separated by a flood valley, which led to the term "mountain range" to be used in some sources in association with Babadağ. The mass is composed mainly of limestone. It is noted for its rich flora, including the endemic Acer undulatum, and forests of Cedrus libani.

It is also notable for the proximity of its summit to the sea (less than 5 km) which is one of the factors that make it particularly suitable and popular for paragliding. (Wikipedia)

A 15 km dirt road takes you from Ovacik to Babadağ, which is considerably steep and dusty. There is an entrance fee at the beginning of the road. The road is quite demanding for cars and drivers as well, drive up is only at your own risk!

I highly recommend to take the dolmuş service from Ölüdeniz (stops also in Ovacik and Hisarönü) which runs in every hour between 10 a.m. and 17 p.m. in summer time. The dolmuş was 20 TL/person (retour) in 2013 from Ölüdeniz. You can return with the same bus after two hours of stay on the peek.

The cache is on a cliff near the place where paragliders take off. The terrain is not a dangeourous one, be careful on the rocks though and hold the hand of your children if they are with you.

Have a good time, enjoy the fabulous view and may be a coffee in the nearby Zirve (Peak) Café!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arne gur ebbgf bs n fznyy prqne cvar, pbirerq ol fgbarf.

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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