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## Düsterwald

A cache by Gavriel Message this owner
Hidden : 10/4/2003
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Size:  (small)

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### Geocache Description:

Rather long tour (appr. 13 km) through the Rohrwald, a dense forest full of wild life (including wild boars). Easy and not-too-steep terrain, tracks are mainly forest-roads (sometimes muddy). Hiking boots, map and refreshments are advisable.

Relativ lange Wanderung durch den Rohrwald (ca. 13km), hauptsächlich auf Forstwegen. Wanderausrüstung und Landkarte wird empfohlen.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Near stage 1 there is a restaurant (Goldenes Bründl) and a parking area at N 48° 24.797', E 016° 18.949'. From the surrounding hills you have a splendid view over the Weinviertel and to the Wiener Pforte in the south.

STAGE 1:
N1: 48° 24.862', E1: 016° 19.144'
I do not know for certain what this object is supposed to be, it looks quite different than other things of that category. Close to the ground there are three letters. Convert these letters to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26), sum up the numbers and call the result A. Use the side where there is a small "fish-symbol" to be found above the first letter, not the side with the large "V".

STAGE 2:
N2 = N1 + A*10 + 3 and E2 = E1 - A*10 - 4
Here you will find a number, let us call the digits BCDE. The text on the back side is hard to decypher, obviously a duke and his horse were hit by a stag but stayed unharmed.

STAGE 3:
N3 = N2 + 5CD and E3 = E2 - (C-D)CD
The coordinates are a bit off, but the object is not to be overlooked. The first row tells you the name of the object. Convert the 2nd, the 3rd and the 6th letter to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26), sum up the number and call the result F. Count the letters of the name, substract 1 and take the resulting number as G.

STAGE 4:
N4 = N3 + F*8 +3 and E4 = E3 - F*18 -8
Until not long ago you could have found a very old stone plate with three letters, but now you find a newer stone plate with a name on it. Convert the last three letters to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26). Add the 8th and the 9th letter call the result H. Multiply the 9th letter by 2 and call the result I. Add the 9th and the 10th letter and call the result J.

STAGE 5:
N5 = N4 - H*J + 18 and E5 = E4 - (I-1)*J + 8
The view is worth this little detour. Look out for two four-digit numbers concerning a "son of the forest" (not on the war-memorial). The two numbers are K and L. It is up to you which way you take to the next stage, depending on wind and weather. There are fare more paths through the forest than are shown in the map.

STAGE 6:
N6 = N5 + G*10 - 5 and E6 = E5 + L + 590
A large board tells you, how far you could hike (if you have enough time). A yellow dot on the map marks your position, immediately next to the yellow dot there is a threedigit number. Take the sum of all 3 digits as M, the first digits accounts for N. The second digit times 10 plus the third digit will be O.

Now you have all the information you need to calculate the final coordinates of the cache.

STAGE 7 = THE CACHE:
N7 = 48° 25,(M+1)BN and E7 = E6 + O*G - K/100
The cache is a glass with a metal lid.

I had a rather good gps-signal (accuracy 6m) when I first sighted the hiding place, but a lousy signal when I hid the cache. But the object will catch any geocacher's eye, I suppose. The hiding place can be seen from the path, first look, then search . It is not necessary to search at any animal housing.

P.S.:
You can combine this cachetour with visiting the GCKRPW - Schweden-Höhlen (maybe you have already noticed the signs at the parking-lot).
There is a good chance to encounter dragons, trolls or just some people wielding swords. Don't be worried, they are harmless. The area is quite popular among the local LARP-scene .

deutsche Beschreibung

7: [E] gerrfghzc abg sne nobir n cngu, abg arne gur orruvirf[D] Onhzfghzcs avpug jrvg ibz Jrt, avpug orv qra Ovrara

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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