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PeruGT La Cueva Walimalka– The Walimalka Cave

A cache by Valle de Yanamarca Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/18/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A geocache near an alcove where there are signs that humans have used this shallow cave since prehistoric times

A geocache cerca de una alcoba, donde hay indicios de que los seres humanos han utilizado esta cueva poco profunda desde la prehistoria


We enjoyed taking the route downhill that passes through an outcrop of sandstone. There is some petrified wood at the reference point listed. Please don’t remove any of it—leave it for others to enjoy. Continue down the hill and seek out the cache location. Your pathway should take you past the Walimalka cave. Wali is the Quechua word for a brave person and malka means a place where people make their home. That means that this is the “home of the brave”. Look carefully around this small cave. Why do you think it is called Walimalka?

Depending on the time of year, there may be a waterfall trickling down in front of the alcove. Another name an elder woman gave us for this cave is Para LLorando: “For Crying”. Perhaps because of the waterfall? If you like, include your observation of the amount of flow and perhaps a photo in your log. Together we can build up some data about the how the water supply here changes over the course of the year. Is there always a pond here with water? Why do you think people have used this location since prehistoric times—in your opinion, is it the water or something else?

The geocache is a plastic container, hidden outside of the cave.

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Disfrutamos tomando la ruta de descenso que pasa por un afloramiento de piedra arenisca. Hay un poco de madera petrificada en el punto de referencia que figura. Por favor no quite nada de eso - lo dejas para que otros puedan disfrutar. Continuar por la colina y buscar la ubicación de la caché. Su camino es ir más allá de la cueva Walimalka. Wali es la palabra quechua para una persona valiente y malka significa un lugar donde la gente hace su casa. Esto quiere decir que este es el "hogar de los valientes". Mire cuidadosamente en torno a esta pequeña cueva. ¿Por qué crees que se llama Walimalka ?


Dependiendo de la época del año, puede haber una cascada corría por delante de la alcoba. Otro nombre que una mujer mayor nos dio a esta cueva es “Para Llorando”. Tal vez debido a la cascada? Si lo desea, incluya su observación de la cantidad de flujo y tal vez una foto en tu registro. Juntos podemos construir algunos datos sobre la forma cambia el suministro de agua aquí en el transcurso del año. ¿Siempre hay un estanque con agua aquí ? ¿Por qué crees que las personas han utilizado este lugar desde tiempos prehistóricos, en su opinión, ¿es el agua o alguna otra cosa?


El geocache es un recipiente de plástico, escondido fuera de la cueva.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre n obhyqre - onwb han ebpn

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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