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GreenShades: E: Visited the cache site and concluded that the container is gone. Someone must have taken it, which is surprising, as the place is very difficult to reach and leads nowhere. This cache will be archived.

P: Visitamos o lugar da cache e concluímos que o recipiente não está lá. Alguém o deve ter levado, o que é surpreendente, dado que o local é de acesso difícil e não tem saída. Esta cache será arquivada.

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Ghost Train into the Mines

A cache by GreenShades Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/02/2003
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

E: The hunt for this multi-cache follows an abandoned railway track through the typical scenery of the Alentejo rolling plains, and then to the steep inclines of the Monfurado Mountains.

P: O percurso desta multi-cache segue um caminho de ferro abandonado através das típicas planícies alentejanas e depois para as encostas íngremes da Serra de Monfurado.


E: Start the hike at the Casa Branca train station. The abandoned railway runs for about 5 km through the pastures. There are several fences and gates along the way. Please leave the gates as you found them (opened or closed).

At the end of the track and at the foot of the hills is the old train station where the ore was loaded. There are several mines on the slope above the train station. The cache is a round container, about 20 cm of diameter, located near the entrance of one of the mines.

The first part of the hike doesn't present special difficulties, apart from the fences. The track was abandoned a long time ago and may be, in certain places, hard to distinguish, or even be inaccessible. Try to step forward a few meters and look for it again, bearing in mind that the train could only take wide curves. This section is about 4 km.

The second part of the hike there are steep sections and very dense bushes. Strong trousers and long sleeved jacket is recommended. This section is about 1 km. There are multiple entrances to the mines. Some are just tunnels in the vertical cliffs, others are big, deep holes in the ground, so be extra careful in the last part. The mines were abandoned a long time ago and may be dangerous. To find the cache there is no need to enter any of the mines.

You'll probably need about 5 hours for this cache, including the return, so take plenty of water for the trip.

P: Começe o percurso na Estação de Casa Branca. O caminho de ferro abandonado percorre cerca de 5 km por entre pastagens. Pelo caminho será necessário ultrapassar várias cercas e portões. Por favor deixe sempre os portões nas mesmas condições em que os encontrar (abertos ou fechados).

No fim do ramal e no sopé da encosta encontra-se a antiga estação onde era carregado o minério. As várias minas encontram-se distribuídas pela encosta acima da estação. A cache é um recipiente redondo com cerca de 20 cm de diâmetro e encontra-se à entrada de uma das minas.

A primeira parte do percurso não apresenta dificuldade especial, para além da transposição das vedações. A linha foi abandonada já há bastante tempo e pode ser, em certos lugares, difícil de distinguir, ou estar mesmo inacessível. Avance um pouco e tente reencontra-la, tendo em atenção que o comboio só podia descrever curvas relativamente largas. Esta secção tem cerca de 4 km.

Na segunda parte do percurso encontrará troços com bastante inclinação e vegetação muito densa. É recomendável o uso de calças grossas e casaco de mangas compridas. Esta secção tem cerca de 1 km. Existem múltiplas entradas para as minas. Algumas são galerias nas paredes verticais, outras são buracos profundos no chão; tenha especial cuidado nesta zona. As minas estão abandonadas há muitos anos e podem ser perigosas. Para procurar a cache não necessita entrar em qualquer mina.

Deve necessitar de cerca de 5 horas para completar esta cache, incluindo o regresso; leve bastante água para a viagem.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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C: 1º cnffb - cebpher n pácfhyn qr svyzr qr 35 zz ab puãb, whagb nb cbfgr. 2º cnffb - cebpher n pácfhyn qr svyzr qr 35 zz rager nf crqenf ab úygvzb zrgeb qn rkgerzvqnqr Rfgr qb zheb qn cyngnsbezn qn rfgnçãb. 3º cnffb - cebpher n pnpur qronvkb qr nythaf gebapbf r crqenf n zrvb qb pnzvaub pninqb rager nf qhnf ragenqnf qr zvan bcbfgnf.

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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