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The Ice Palace

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Hidden : 02/03/2015
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Geocache Description:

The Ice Palace


An icicle is a spike of ice formed when water dripping or falling from an object freezes.

Typically, icicles will form when ice or snow is melted by either sunlight or some other heat source (such as a poorly insulated building), and the resulting melted water runs off into an area where the ambient temperature is below the freezing point of water (0 °C/32 °F), causing the water to refreeze. Over time continued water runoff will cause the icicle to grow.

Richard Armstrong, a senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, has explained why icicles come in various shapes and sizes. Icicles form on surfaces which might have a smooth and straight, or irregular shape, which in turn influences the shape of an icicle. Another influence is melting water, which might flow toward the icicle in a straight line or which might flow from several directions.

Given the right conditions, icicles may also form in caves (in which case they are also known as ice stalactites). They can also form around salty water sinking from sea ice. These so-called brinicles can actually kill sea urchins and starfish, which was observed by BBC film crews near Antarctica.

The Cache

The cache is behing a frozen waterfall next to the Vinstra river. The walk to the GZ can be dangerous and should be taken with care.

- The first part is a slippery way down until the level of the river;

- The second part is moving next and over the frozen river, should be done with precaucion and with the right material, always keeping as near as the side as possible.

- When you arrive in the big rock fail with the frozen waterfall just go up, be careful, is very slippery.

The cache was put in place in the February 1st, the conditions of the area on the Summer are unknown, don\'t risk yourself if you\'re not prepared. Bringing children to the area should be done with extreme caution. I\'m not responsible for accidents that ocurs with you don\'t follow this precaucions.


The cache is located in a natural reserve area, and for that there is restrictions about the practice of certain activities in the area.

This area was protected by law at 9/7-1993. You can find a link to the law database of Norway, Lovdata here:

In § 3.Vernereglar, the execution of sports activities are specified as not legal.

The Nord-Fron Kommune was contacted for this situation being evaluated that the practice of Geocaching in this specific area doesn\'t go against the law described before.

If there is any evidence of problems caused by the geocache, it will be arquived immediatly.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq gur jngresnyy, uvqqra va gur ebpxf ng gur yriry bs lbhe srrg. Gur pbagnvare vf oynpx.

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