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El Jameo

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Hidden : 8/21/2003
In Islas Canarias, Spain
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El Jameo

[read english description below]
[deutsche Beschreibung weiter unten]

Un "jameo" es un tunél de lava, que formé según la diferencia de la temperatura en la alrededor de la lava fluido.
Por favor, visita "Jameos de los verdes", "Jameos del Agua" (ambos cerca de Arrieta) y la mansion de César Manrique en Tahiche para ver que magico esta en las formas de los vólcanes.
En contrario este sitio esta presentando al visitor unos partes de un Jameo sin estar cambiado.
Aparcar: N 29.00.391 W 013.41.091

Mira las salidas del Jameo:
N 29.00.444   W 013.41.229

y mas arriba:
N 29.00.434   W 013.41.263

mas ariba (pero Terrain 4!):
N 29.00.418   W 013.41.293
una vista muy impressionante.

Atención: No entra los Jameos. Las Cavas son muy frágiles. El peligro no es el derrumbamiento, pero caída de piedras!

Por favor lleva un lápiz!
¡Buena suerte!
atiende las nuevas fotos de "spoiler"

Deutsch Ein Jameo ist ein Tunnel, der sich durch abfliessende Lava auf dem Ruecken eines Vulkanes bildet. Da die Lava an den Aussenwanden staerker abkuehlt, als im innern, wo die heisse Lava fliesst, bilden sich zwiebelartige Schichten.
(Du kannst das wunderbar sehen, wenn Du dort bist).
Diese Tunnels sind auf Lanzarote aufgrund des Basaltgesteins sehr poroes und nicht wirklich stabil.
Sie stuerzen dann an manchen Stellen ein und man kann an diesen Stellen in die Vulkanhoehlen hineinsehen.
Der Laengste Jameo auf Lanzarote ist sieben Kilometer lang und ist ein Lavafluss, der einst vom Monte Corona abfloss. (Darin sind auch die beiden beruehmten "Jameos del Agua" und "Cueva de los Verdes").

Der Jameo mit dem Cache liegt im Timanfaya-Gebiet, ist aber frei zugaenglich.

Parke bei: N 29.00.391 W 013.41.091

Du findest die Eingaenge zum Jameo bei:
N 29.00.444   W 013.41.229

und weiter oben, den beeindruckenden Einbruch des Tunnels bei:
N 29.00.434   W 013.41.263

Auch noch weiter oben (Terrain 4!) bei:
N 29.00.418   W 013.41.293
gibt es einen wunderbaren Blick in den alten Lavastrom.

Achtung: Das Gestein ist sehr bruechig und es wird nicht empfohlen in die Hoehlen hineinzugehen, da Erschuetterungen zu einem Einsturz (zumindest aber zu Steinschlag) fuehren kann, was ohne Helm und Schutzausruestung wirklich gefaehrlich ist.

Bitte Stift mitbringen!
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A "Jameo" is a tunnel, that has been created by volcanic activities. When the lava flows out of the volcano, the outside walls start to conceal while the hot magma inside still flows. You'll see onion-like structures in the stones when you get there which is very impressive and beautiful as well.
Thes tunnels are not very stable on Lanzarote because of the basalt-like substance which is porous.
Most of the time they crash in and you can have a view inside of this magma bubbles.
The longest Jameo on Lanzarote is about seven kilometer. It is a Stream of magma erupted from Monte Corona a couple of thousand years ago. (Inside this one there are the famous "Jameos del Agua" and "Cuevas de los Verdes").

The Jameo in question that holds the cache is located in the Timanfaya-Area, and can be visited legally and for free.

Leave your car at: N 29.00.391 W 013.41.091

The entrance into the jameos is to be found at:
N 29.00.444   W 013.41.229

and further up the volcanoe you can see the jameo fully where it had cracked in:
N 29.00.434   W 013.41.263

Further going to the top is "Terrain 4", but you'll get an impressive view there into a huge cave:
N 29.00.418   W 013.41.293

Caution: The Stones are pretty crumbly. I do NOT recommend to go inside of the caves. This is because:
a) Any shock by walking inside ( a cry or a lose stone...) could force the system to collapse.
b) Though an actual collapse might not be very likely, you could be hurt by falling down stones. Without a helmet and special gear and guide I do not recommend to go inside.
The view from there into the lava-fields of newly erupted old vulcano is impressive.

Please bring a pencil with you.
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Happy Geocaching
     ela & -m*sh-

Please note that the current box is a small (almost micro) container about 3x3x3 inches with a blue lid.

Please hide the container in the same way as you have found it. There are several guided tours to this attraction and we don't want to have it muggled again. New spoiler pics available

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