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Spitaalijärvi / The Lepralake

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Hidden : 11/1/2004
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Lepralake is little lake in Lauhanvuori national park in Isojoki, Finland.
Spitaalijärvi on pieni järvi Lauhanvuoren kansallispuistossa, Isojoella.

This cache is not available in wintertime.
Kätkö saattaa peittyä lumeen.


Uusi purkki 9.8.2008!
Place: Isojoki, Finland.

Bicycle.

Kids.

The cache is available in winter, but there can be lots of snow in the road.

Lavatorys.

N 62° 08.345 E 022° 09.370

swimming.


From the way Kauhajoki to Honkajoki (no 669) there is guiding to Lauhanvuori national park ("Lauhanvuori kansallispuisto").
You can find a map from this link: Lauhanvuori.
Lauhanvuori is the highest place in South Bothnia. There is observation tower, which was rebuilded 2004.
A natural trail (about 2,6 km) starts from the tower. The path introduces the unique nature of this area.

The cache is on the beach of Lepralake, near the cooking place and camp fire place.
The name of the lake is historical; people thought that water of this lake cured even from lepra.
The water of the lake was so famous that it was even brought to Russia to heeling purposes.

You can have a short trip or camp in the area.
The Parking place of the tower is in N62° 09.125 E 022° 10.454
and coordinates to the parking place of the lake are about N 62° 08.345 E 022° 09.370.

The cache is at the height of 5 centimeters from the ground.
Remember, that this is National Park and there are some rules that we must follow.

You can go to the lake with wheelchair, but you need an assistant then.

Kauhajoki - Honkajoki tieltä (669) on opastus Lauhanvuoren kansallispuistoon.
Lisätietoja löytyy täältä: Lauhanvuori
Lauhanvuori on Etelä-Pohjanmaan korkein kohta. Paikalla on näkötorni, joka rakennettiin 2004 edellisen, palaneen, tilalle.
Tornin luota alkaa luontopolku, n. 2,6 km, joka esittelee alueen ainutlaatuista luontoa.
Kätkö on Spitaalijärven rannalla olevalla leiripaikalla, missä on nuotiopaikan lisäksi keittokatos.
Järven nimi tulee historiasta, järven vedellä uskottiin olevan parantava vaikutus, jopa spitaaliin.
Vesi oli niin kuuluisaa, että sitä vietiin jopa Venäjälle parannustarkoituksiin.

Voit käydä pikaisesti tutustumassa paikkaan tai vaikka telttailla siihen varatulla alueella.
Tornin P-paikka on koordinaateissa N62° 09.125 E 022° 10.454
ja järven p-paikka löytyy koordinaateista N 62° 08.345 E 022° 09.370.
Kätkö on n. 5 cm maasta.
Muistathan, että paikka on luonnonpuisto, jossa on omat sääntönsä.
Paikalle pääsee myös pyörätuolilla, mutta avustaja on tarpeen.

More pictures of the area: Pictures from Lauhanvuori.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ba gur yrsg fvqr va gur onpx pbeare.
Infrzznffn gnxnxhyznffn, nyunnyyn.

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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