Up on the hill - Drüben auf dem Hügel
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A hike up the Hittisberg (1328m above seelevel). The path up this mountain is pretty steep.
Eine Wanderung auf den Hittisberg (1328m). Der Weg nach oben ist ziemlich steil.
The starting point is at N = 47° 27,452 E = 9° 57,609 in front of the church in Hittisau. Public transportation by bus is available and will drop you at this location.
Stage 1: Church
N1 = 47° 27,452 and E1 = 9° 57,609
Count the clocks of the church tower. This number will be C. Follow the main road eastwards.
Stage 2: Crossing Heideggen
N2 = 47° 27,397 E2 = 9° 57,901
Here you find a direction sign with the sealevel on it. Unfortuately it is not readable anymore. The sealevel is: 790m.
Calculate the cross sum of these 3 digits and remember the greater digit of the result as Q.
Stage 3: Crossing "Rappenfluh"
N3 = 47° 26,964 and E3 = 9° 58,255
Follow the path on the right side and enter the "Rappenfluh"
Stage 4: A cave named ?
N4 = 47° 26,896 and E4 = 9° 58,312
You stand in front of a cave with a certain name. Count the number of characters of the cave name and remember it as A. Go back to stage 3!
Stage 5: Gferenalpe
N5 = 47° 26,671 and E5 = 9° 58,753
Follow the path on the left hand side.
Stage 6: Hittisberg peak
N6 = 47° 26,791 and E6 = 9° 58,990
You made it - almost ;) You reached the cross and have a nice overview of the Vorderbregenzerwald.
Stage 7: A small hut
N6 = 47° 26,A(Q-1)(A+1) and E6 = 9° 5(A+1),5QX
Now the cache is very near! Go down the hill north-west.
Ncache = 47° 26,AQQ Ecache = 9° 5(A+1),(C+2)(C+2)(C+2)
The original cache was a plastic-box, originally containing: Cachelog and pencil (do not remove), a shell, a Linux penguin pin, a key fob, a tape with unknown data, green stone. The cache is hidden under the roots of a tree.
After you have found the cache follow the path eastwards instead of walking back the path you came from.
(No hints available.)