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Ongarue Spiral Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 04/28/2015
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Geocache Description:

Placed on the Timber trail cycleway. Marvel at the engineering skills of the bushmen while locating this cache, and waiting for a quiet spell to retrieve the cache.  Please cover  with local camo after logging your find. Cache contains related swag when placed. Be careful of the nearby cliff edges.

The Timber Trail is a great cycle ride for moderately fit cyclists with some trail riding experience and goes through some of New Zealands iconic native bush.  Follow the history of the area by reading the information panels along the way.  The second half of the ride follows an old bush tramway used for extracting large rimu logs from the surrounding forest.  Think of the hard toil needed to place this track in the 1950's compounded by the frequent cold and wet weather conditions.  Large cuttings and bridges were constructed to achieve a suitable gradient for the trains.  At the location of the cache a spiral was used to cope with the height change required.  


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)