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Hradistany - Ostry

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Hidden : 6/18/2006
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Hradistany jsou druhou nejvyssi horou Stredohori. Na plochem vrcholu je malebna podhorska louka. Sopecny kuzel Ostreho se nachazi jizne od Hradistan a alespon zcasti nabizi to, co Hradistanum chybi - krasny, byt omezeny vyhled.
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Hradistany mountain is the second highest hill of Ceske stredohori mountains. There is a scenic submontane meadow on it's flat top. The volcanic cone of Ostry hill is to the south. Unlike Hradistany there is a limited but nice view from the top.



Hradistany



Hradistany jsou druhou nejvyssi horou Ceskeho stredohori (752 m n. m.), na jejimz vrcholu se nachazi podhorska louka (3.9 ha) s typickou kvetenou. Puvodne zde byla soukroma rezervace Lobkowiczu, v roce 1952 zde byla zrizena prirodni rezervace Hradistanska louka pro ochranu kveteny orchidejove louky. Behem poslednich 50 let vsak bohuzel doslo k podstatnemu ochuzeni druhoveho slozeni s postupnym vymizenim zastupcu vstavacovitych. Pricinou byla zrejme nevhodna technologie hospodareni vcetne pouzivani umelych hnojiv. Proto byl zmenen vudci motiv ochrany ve prospech vzacneho a kriticky ohrozeneho starince oranzoveho, ktery vsak v poslednich letech rovnez nebyl nalezen. Ze vzacnych druhu rostlin se zde vyskytuji napr. upolin nejvyssí, hrachor ruznolisty, hadi mord nizky, mochna bila a kostrava ametystova. Zoologicky temer nezname uzemi, ve kterem byl proveden pouze pruzkum mekkysu (22 druhu) a suchozemskych stejnonozcu (3 druhy). Hradistanska louka je pozoruhodna i z archeologickeho hlediska, je totiz obehnana valy hradiste knovizske kultury (9. - 8. stol. pr. n. l.), z cedicovych kamenu, které bylo osidleno i v dobe latenske Kelty a v ranem stredoveku Slovany. Louka vyzaduje pravidelnou peci, sekani a odklizeni sklizene hmoty, coz je v pripade takto vysoko polozene a odlehle plochy spojeno s nemalymi obtizemi.

Doporucujeme priblizeni po cervene turisticke znacce z obce Drevce. Na louce se nevzdalujte z turisticke pesiny, pri zaverecnem priblizeni ke skrysi a hledani se pohybujte lesem podel okraje louky, prosim! Kes je ukryta mimo chranene uzemi louky i mimo znacenou cestu.


Ostry




Protoze malebne a starobyle Hradistany prilis neoplyvaji vyhledy, mirne dobrodruznejsim povaham doprucujeme sousedni vrch Ostry (718 m n.m.). Na vrchol nevede zadna vyslapana cesta a svah je pomerne strmy a zarostly, na vrcholku ale kupodivu naleznete vrcholovy notysek se zaznamy az nekolik let starymi. Vrchol Ostreho je tez zarostly, z jednoho mista (N50 29.825 E13 51.613) je vsak pomerne slusny vyhled skrz prusek smerem jiznim.

Aktualizace dne 4.9.2010: Vrcholovy notysek uz bohuzel neexistuje, za to je na kopci Ostry pekna multikes, jejiz navstevu vrele doporucujeme. Kousek pod vrcholem se tez objevila cedulka pripominajici misto zriceni spojeneckeho bambarderu Liberator B-24 sestreleneho dne 21.7.1944.
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Nature reserve Hradistany meadow with the area of 3.9 ha has been established in 1952. It is the highland meadow at top plateau of Hradistany mountain (752 m). The protection was intended originally to habitat of several representatives of orchidaceous family. Unfortunately, these eforts were ineffectual and the orchidaceous family has disappeared, therefore the protection was concentrated on habitats of critically endangered speciesTephroseris aurantiaca. There can be found rare species of amethyst fescue-grass Festuca amethystina on the meadow.

The approach via the red tourist line from the Drevce village is recommended. Do not walk outside the tourist path on the meadow, during the final searching move in the forest along the meadow edge only please ! The cache is hidden out of the meadow and off the path.

As there is no vista from the Hradistany hill, we recommend the neighbour hill Ostry (718 m) to a bit more adventurous volunteer geocachers. There is no path to the top and the hillside is quite steep and overgrown, you can find the hilltop logbook and at least one nice outlook place (N50 29.825 E13 51.613) however.

4.9.2010 update: Hilltop logbook does not exist anymore but we recommend you to hunt nice multicache there instead. A few meters below the hilltop you can also find a place where the allied B-24 bomber has been shot down in July 21st 1944.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

An fgenar mnebfgyrub xnzraarub inyh fzrerz bq ybhxl, i qhgvar zrmv xnzral, mnxelgn xnzrarz. Qb qhgval wfrz mnfgepvy ilpavinwvpv xynprx.
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Va gur biretebja fgbar ohyjnex - ba vg'f erirefr fvqr sebz gur zrnqbj, va gur tnc nzbat fgbarf, pbirerq ol fgbar. Gurer fubhy or n fgvpx fgvpxvat bhg sebz gur tnc.

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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