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Orienteering / Orientacijski tek - GEOCACHING

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Hidden : 04/30/2014
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This Multicache demonstrates Orienteering for Geocachers. We suggest to print and bring Orienteering map attached as image: Orienteering MAP

If you have your own compass, bring it too!


One Compass, Orienteering map and Results list is provided at Start/Finnish location (see Multicache coordinates).

PLEASE RETURN AFTER USE!

Parking is on a given Waypoint, about 300m from the Start.

The terrain can be tricky at times. Use caution when conditions are wet and slippery, especially if you are trying to achieve a fast time.

The entire round trip from the Parking Waypoint to the cache and back is over 2km.

In the true spirit of orienteering, please post in Results log at Start/Finnish position the number of minutes it took you to complete the course and find the final cache if possible.

Please use only Compass and Orienteering map - don't project Control Points to GPS coordinates - this is not Orienteering spirit - thus we use GPS tracking for Analysis.

I. INTRODUCTION

Orienteering is a competitive running sport. The participants use a detailed topographic map and magnetic compass to traverse variable terrain and visit control points (CPs) that are plotted on the map. Competitors start at staggered intervals and are individually timed as they perform all the navigation skills required to complete the course. The quickest completion time wins the competition. Geocaching and orienteering share some common methods and goals so it's not surprising that the two activities are sometimes combined, especially by geocachers. Both activities challenge the mind and the body and provide the excitement of a treasure hunt. The ability to solve problems and make smart decisions is more important than speed or endurance. Orienteering FINISH

II. THE COURSE

In orienteering competitions, the course consists of a series of numbered control points and may be as long as 10 km. Each control point has a large orange and white marker and a distinctive punch that is used to mark the scorecard. Orienteering Control Point

In contrast, this course is roughly 1km long (direct distance between CP). The CPs are landmarks that are easy to find and identify. At each CP you'll record specific information (a letter with a number) and use it to locate the final geocache.

III. THE CONTROL POINTS

The control points (CPs) are labeled 1 thru 5. On your mark. Get set. GO!

IV. THE CACHE

The cache is a lock&lock box. Please be careful to close the container completely.

V. NOTES

Orienteering uses magnetic, rather than true, compass bearings. In our part of the world, however, the difference is less than 1/2° and is not significant for this geocache. Note your start and finish times, then record how many minutes it took you to complete the Course.

REMARK: Due to removal of the logs caused by the sleet, the vegetation on the map is not accurate.

Specifications for orienteering maps (for reading map)

Specifications for control descriptions (for decrypting hint in map)

International Orienteering Federation (for more informations)

Slovenian Orienteering Federation (for more informations)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Svany pnpur ybpngvba vf:

A46 no.npn R014 (o+r)r.qpp

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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