Traditional Geocache

Book Box

A cache by MAntunes Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/12/2003
In Lisboa, Portugal
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:


Introduction:

This cache is a box full of books. You are invited to take a book and left another one. Also, the objectif of this cache is to invite you to a nice hike in the Montachique hills. 

Besides technical/professional publications, I have no english books...

The hunt

Go to Montachique village by the A8 highway. Follow the waypoints passing by the villages; Cabeço de Montachique, Tocadelos and Salemas. Park your cachemobil at the proposed coordinates Park 1 or Park 2 (depending on your cachemobil). Visit the cave Gruta das Salemas (don't forget a lamp). This cave is referred, in this webpage, as a place where vestiges of the Neanderthal Age were found. It has about 30 m and is safe to explore. Then walk to the cache place following the reference points in the file. The final part is tuff, an inclined ascent. From RefPoint4  to the cache, only Geocachers phisically skilled can do it. Also, MTB/4WD vehicles can't go further. The area is full of aggressive shrubs. Wear mountain shoes and clothes that protects your legs and arms. Take water with you too.

I' supplying a GPStm file with the circuit I suggest to hunt this cache and enjoy the area of Cabeço de Montachique (If you need, get a copy of it. It's free).

There's a pic-nic area in this Municipal Park.

I choosed the place based on a nice hiking book called Portugal Pé ante Pé, Livros Forum Ambiente, Bertrand Editora.

Cache Content:

A plastic box (40 x 25 x 20cm) with; Logbook, stash note, pen, documentation about the hike and some nice books for you to exchange ( Please, list the book you take and the book you left, in your log.).



Don't forget: "Cache in, trash out" and Leave No Trace  


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"NAO DEIXEM COISAS DE VALOR NO CARRO. PERIGO DE ASSALTO"
"DO NOT LET THINGS OF VALUE IN THE CAR. RISK OF CAR BURGLARY."

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Va gur ohfurf. Uvqqra. Abg ng pyrne fvtug. Cyrnfr, yrg gur pnpur uvqqra.

"ANB QRVKRZ PBVFNF QR INYBE AB PNEEB. CREVTB QR NFFNYGB"

"QB ABG YRG GUVATF BS INYHR VA GUR PNE. EVFX BS PNE OHETYNEL."

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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