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Punto estremo Sud della Swizzera

A cache by Tom_the_Hiker Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/5/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Estremo Sud

Der Cache liegt am südlichsten Punkt der Schweiz. Ausgangspunkt ist Pedrinate südlich von Chiasso. Dort gibts auch einen Grenzübergang - Schleichweg nach Italien.

The Cache is located at the southest point of Switzerland. Start at Pedrinate (little village south of Chiasso). There is also a border crossing point - short cut to Italy.


der Parkplatz & der Weg / the parking &the trip

Parkieren kann man bei P1 und folgt dem Wegweiser (Bild 01). Mit dem 4x4 kann man den Feldweg hinter der ehemaligen Tankstelle benutzen (Bild 02 rechts) und näher zum Cache fahren.
Nach dem idyllischen Rebberg kommt man bald zu den Eisenzäunen. Diese sind auf italienischem Boden! Laut Literatur wollte Italien im letzten Jahrhundert so den Schmuggel unterbinden.

Der Hinweg zu Fuss beträgt ca. 15 Minuten, der Rückweg 10 Min.

Wer etwas mehr vom "Parco della Collina del Penz" sehen will, parkiert bei P2, besucht den "Punto panoramico Terrazza Dosso Pallanza" (PPTDP) und gelangt über den Rastplatz "Sosta del Fungiatt" (SDF) zum Cache. Eine Karte gibts hier.

Die Cache-Location ist nicht wirklich romantisch aber trotzdem speziell. Für Nachtcacher eher weniger zu empfehlen... Urteilt selbst!

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You can park your car at P1. Follow the sign post (pic 01).

With your 4x4 you can use the track behind the formerly gasstation (pic 02 right) and get closer to the cache.

After the idyllic wine-yard you get soon to the iron-fence. The fence is situated on the italian side of the border. As described in trekking guides, in the last century Italy wanted to suppress the smuggling by this way.

One way to the cache takes about 15 min, the way back 10 min.

If you want to see more of the "Parco della Collina del Penz", you can park your car at P2. Visit the "Punto panoramico Terrazza Dosso Pallanza" (PPTDP), pass the rest area "Sosta del Fungiatt" (SDF) and get to the Cache. You can download a map here.

The cache-location there is no really romantic but very special. It's not recommended for night-cachers... Make your own opinion!

View from Mendrisio
View from Mendrisio - the white flag marks the cache

der Cache / the cache

Original Cache Inhalt / Inventory of the cache:
- Logbuch (bleibt drin)
- Bleistift/Spitzer (bleiben drin)
- Geocache Zettel (bleibt drin)
- Stabilo Boss
- Post-It
- TB "Gnom"

Google Earth: kmz-File

Das kmz-File für GoogleEarth kann hier runtergeladen werden. / You can download the kmz-file for GoogleEarth here.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Qvrgeb vy frtab qv yrtab.
Oruvaq gur jbbqra fvta.
Uvagre qrz Ubymfpuvyq.

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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