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Pass dal Fuorn / Ofenpass - 2149m

A cache by albi.fc Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/21/2020
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Fuorn Pass or Ofenpass (Romansh: Pass dal Fuorn, German: Ofenpass, Italian: Passo del Forno) (el. 2149 m.) is a high alpine mountain pass in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. The name is based on the ovens that were used in ironworks in the area. The ruins of these ovens can still be seen from nearby trails.
It connects Zernez in the Engadin valley with Val Müstair, crossing the Swiss National Park in Switzerland.
It was here that a brown bear (Ursus arctos) was seen and photographed in July 2005 - the first sighting of a wild bear in Switzerland since 1923.
In 2004, the biggest Honey fungus spotted in Europe was found near the Pass. The fungus is about 1,000 years old and its diameter is estimated at 500 to 800 meters.
Source: Wikipedia contributors. "Fuorn Pass." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Dec. 2019. Web. 22 Aug. 2020. - text slighlty modified by me


THE CACHE

This cache takes the place of the July 2006 one by Swiss Jim Hawkins, unfortunately archived on July 28, 2018 after 1714 find logs.
It was one of the first caches I've ever found (in 2014) and I remember to have had a great fun in seeking it with my son which has the same age of that cache!
You can freely park your car/motocycle/bicycle just in front of the cache. Please use max stealth!

The cache consists of 4 different pieces, each of one contains a logbook. You can choose the one you prefer. The total spaces for the signature are 408.


PLEASE DO NOT LOG PICTURES OF GZ, THE BOX, THE LOGBOOK, "VIEW FROM THE CACHE". A PANORAMIC PHOTO IS WAY OUT BETTER! LET THE GEOCACHERS WHO'LL COME AFTER YOU TO ENJOY THE CACHE IN THE SAME WAY!


 

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Oruvaq. Hfr fgrnygu!

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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