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Highway to Gokk

A cache by anders99 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/10/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Cache place at Sinsenkrysset - Oslo

This legendary crossroads marks the border of civilization in Norway. Anything north of this place is often referred to as Gokk. As you will discover while following the clues, the road constructors have even left marks documenting the fact.

Probably the best known crossroads in Norway, Sinsenkrysset was the nation's first roundabout (though not a very efficient one). Since then the crossroads have been developed into the current three level system, including passages for trains, trams and pedestrians.

The given coordinates does not point to the cache. Instead they point to one of several starting points.

To find the cache you must solve the following:

  • At N59 56.302 E10 47.236. Looking across the road you will see an inscription in the concrete divider in the middle of the road.
    • Number of letters in the word = A
    • Substitute each letter in the word with its position in the alphabet (A=1,B=2 etc.). The sum of these numbers = B
  • At N59 56.177 E10 46.931 or N59 56.185 E10 46.902. Looking across the road you will see an inscription in the concrete divider in the middle of the road.
    • Number of letters in the word = C
    • Substitute each letter in the word with its position in the alphabet (A=1,B=2 etc.). The sum of these numbers = D
Note: The Norwegian alphabet has three extra letters 'Æ', 'Ø' and 'Å' (listed here in alphabetical order).

You will find the cache at N59 56.(B+D+((A+C)*3))) E010 47.(D-B)

The cache container is a 35mm film canister wrapped in silver duct tape. Original contents are log sheet, pencil, sharpener and various trade items.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1. Zntargvp
2. Haqre envyvat.
3. Oruvaq cyndhr

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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