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European IMC No.1 P - FIN - Hälläpyörä

A cache by Divine, temp. maintainer nicitus Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/01/2003
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is the first geocache in Hämeenkyrö. You'll get to see Kyröskoski rapids, which are mentioned as 'Hälläpyörä' already in Kalevala, Finland's national epic.

This cache can be searched and found like any other traditional cache...

...but... can be the starting point for an international cooperation as well. This cache is just one cache of a set of 30 caches named European IMC No.1 (IMC stands for International Multi Cache).

These caches are hidden in following (15) European countries:

Austria (A), Belgium (B), Denmark (DK), Finland (FIN), France (F), Germany (D), Great Britain (GB), Hungary (H), Ireland (IRL), Italy (I), Luxembourg (L), Netherlands (NL), Portugal (P), Spain (E) and Sweden (S).

In each country there is a primary cache like this one and a secondary cache that can only be found with hints distributed to all primary caches. The (15) primary caches are named: European IMC No.1 P-X-Yyy and the (15) secondary caches are named: European IMC No.1 S-X-Zzz where x is the country code given above and Yyy and Zzz can be any additional name.

The hints for the secondary caches are printed on lists of hints that are inside the primary caches. As the primary caches are scattered all over Europe it will either require a lot of travelling or - and that is the intention of the European IMC No.1 – international cooperation.

If you want to find the secondary cache as well, you should contact finders of other primary European IMC No.1 caches and exchange the hints. And please don't be a poor sport! Never publish the hints anywhere! Not in a log report or on any website. The hints shall only be exchanged / traded between geocachers that found the primary caches and want to search the secondary caches. The European IMC No.1 team wish you good luck!

The Kyröskoski rapids were harnessed in the 1870's, when the families of Sumelius and Hammaren joined their forces and built a cotton mill, Oy Kyro Ab, at the banks of the rapoids. Gradually a village of Kyröskoski started to form around the mill. The cotton mill was followed by a saw mill, a groundwood plant, planing mill, power plant, and finally a pasteboard factory and a paper mill. All this with the aid of naturally flowing water.

This cache lets you walk at the impressive scenery of Kyröskoski rapids. If you want to see the full flow, you have to come on special day when the rapids are released. There are only few days a year when they do it: May 1, at Midsummer Saturday and the second Sunday of July and August. The time is always 2pm-2:30pm.

In order to be able to find the cache box, you have to solve the the final coordinates with the hints given on this page and in the cache area. A little all-round education won't hurt either...

The starting coordinates given above take you to the parking place where you will find also an information sign. Some of the information here could be useful for you... There's also a map on the information sign. You can see there are two viewing platforms (näköalapaikka) in the area. Find the wooden platform, which is further and lower than the other platform. You recognize it from the wooden stairs leading to it, and also from the millstones laying on the platform. How many millstones are there? Count also the wooden stairs!

- Number of millstones = A
- Number of stairs = B
- The year when the first groundwood plant (puuhiomo) was established = C
- The year when the first paper mill (paperitehdas) was established = D
- The height of the rapids (putouskorkeus) in meters = E
- How many thousands of kilowatts (kW) is the capacity of the plant = F
- The number in the chemical symbol for water = G

The coordinates to the cache container are:
N 61° 40.XXX
E023° 11.YYY

XXX = ((E + F + G) * A) + E
YYY = ((C + D) / B) + 328

The cache is a 19x19x11 cm plastic box containing initially:
- Two floating candles
- A metal mouse trap
- A toy ant
- A tool
- A magnifying glass
- Far Side comic picture
- Pack of paper handkerchiefs
- A cell phone shaped flashlight
- A Book by Nicholas Fisk: Triljoonasade (in Finnish)
- A pencil, a pencil sharpener and a logbook

Table of links to all primary caches of the IMC-EC No1

Country Cache Author
  Austria  European IMC No. 1 P-A  At5ric
  Belgium  European IMC No. 1 P-B  Pick
  Denmark  European IMC No. 1 P-DK  ElwoodB
  Finland  European IMC No. 1 P-FIN  Divine
  France  European IMC No. 1 P-F  Les Gaulois
  Germany  European IMC No. 1 P-D  Qwertz
  Great Britain  European IMC No. 1 P-GB  LunchBox
  Hungary  European IMC No. 1 P-H  GeoKumin
  Ireland  European IMC No. 1 P-IRL  Chris O'Byrne
  Italy  European IMC No. 1 P-I  NL345
  Luxembourg  European IMC No. 1 P-L  Captain Cook
  Netherlands  European IMC No. 1 P-NL  WaterBoys
  Portugal  European IMC No. 1 P-P  MAntunes
  Spain  European IMC No. 1 P-E  Vicam
  Sweden  European IMC No. 1 P-S  Gustaf

   Secondary cache in Finland

This cache is of interest of all European Geocachers. Please, log in English too.

Kätkön väliaikainen huoltaja on nicitus.
Temporary maintainer is nicitus.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[In English:] Haqre n gerr fghzc, ng fgrrc fybcr.[Suomeksi:] Wlexäffä evagrrffä xnaaba nyyn.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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