Hike through the Rohrwald, a dense forest full of wild life, elves and trolls
von Gavriel Österreich > Ostösterreich > Wiener Umland/Nordteil
The tour is rather long (appr. 13 km) and will take you through the Rohrwald, a dense forest full of wild life (including wild boars). The terrain is easy and not-too-steep terrain, but the tracks are mainly forest-roads (sometimes muddy). Hiking boots, map and refreshments are advisable.
Near stage 1 there is a restaurant (Goldenes Bründl) and a parking area at N 48° 24.797', E 016° 18.949'. From the surrounding hills you have a splendid view over the Weinviertel and to the Wiener Pforte in the south.
N1: 48° 24.862', E1: 016° 19.144'
I do not know for certain what this object is supposed to be, it looks quite different than other things of that category. Close to the ground there are three letters. Convert these letters to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26), sum up the numbers and call the result A. The side with the large V is the wrong side.
N2 = N1 + A*10 + 3 and E2 = E1 - A*10 - 4
Here you will find a number, let us call the digits BCDE. On the backside you can find a story about an accident involving a duke, a horse and a stag. Duke and horse stayed unharmed. What may have happened to the stag?
N3 = N2 + 5CD and E3 = E2 - (C-D)CD
The first row tells you the name of the object. Convert the 2nd, the 3rd and the 6th letter to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26), sum up the number and call the result F. Count the letters of the name, substract 1 and take the resulting number as G.
N4 = N3 + F*8 +3 and E4 = E3 - F*18 -8 When I hid the cache you could have found a very old stone plate with three letters, but now you find a newer stone-plate with a much longer name on it. Convert the last three letters to numbers (A=1, B=2, ... Z=26). Add the 8th and the 9th letter call the result H. Multiply the 9th letter by 2 and call the result I. Add the 9th and the 10th letter and call the result J.
N5 = N4 - H*J + 18 and E5 = E4 - (I-1)*J + 8
The view is worth this little detour. Look out for two four-digit numbers concerning a "son of the forest" (not on the war memorial). The two numbers are K and L. It is up to you which way you take to the next stage, depending on wind and weather. There are fare more paths through the forest than are shown in the map.
N6 = N5 + G*10 - 5 and E6 = E5 + L + 590
A large board tells you, how far you could hike (if you have enough time). A yellow dot on the map marks your position, immediately next to the yellow dot there is a threedigit number. Take the sum of all 3 digits as M, the first digits accounts for N. The second digit times 10 plus the third digit will be O.
Now you have all the information you need to calculate the final coordinates of the cache.
I had a rather good gps-signal (accuracy 6m) when I first sighted the hiding place, but a lousy signal when I hid the cache. But the object will catch any geocacher's eye, I suppose. The hiding place is visible from the path, first think, then search. It is not near any beehives or birdhouses.
I've put a piece of rotting wood on it to deflect the rain a bit (and to prevent the plastic bag from peeping out of the hiding place).
You can combine this cachetour with visiting the Schweden-Höhlen (maybe you have already noticed the signs at the parking-lot).
There is a good chance to encounter dragons, trolls or just some people wielding swords. Don't be worried, they are harmless. The area is quite popular among the local LARP-scene.
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Logeinträge für Düsterwald
30. Dezember 2016 cezanne hat den Geocache gefunden
Given the snow at higher altitudes and the short day lengths, it was not easy to come up with a suitable cache for today. Finally AnnaMoritz suggested this quite old multi cache.
We parked at the suggested coordinates and headed off. As we were well prepared we had looked at the photo for Stage 1 before we left and so had no issue with obtaining A and could directly continue to Stage 2 where I was glad that we only needed to write down the year and not to read the text on the backside of the object. Given the cold temperatures I also appreciated that the calculations were not hard to perform and that we always obtained the same results.
It's amazing how many crosses and even more how many installations used by hunters like raised hides the area has to offer. Stage 3 did not pose an issue either. While the conditions of the trails in the forest was perfect today as the ground was frozen, the situation unfortunately changed on the way to Stage 4. Suddenly the ground was not frozen any longer and our shoes got quite dirty. At that point of time I did not yet know that it would come much worse.
In the area around Stages 4-5 we met a number of people while the remaining part of the walk was quite lonesome. It appears that many people drive up by car and only go for a short walk.
The question at Stage 4 was quickly answered and we moved on to Stage 5 which indeed warrants the detour. The view was very nice and the location also has something else to offer. The part which then followed was the one I did enjoy the least - under today's conditions it was quite an annoying section. I needed to stop every 50m or so to tr to get rid of say 3kg of mud from my shoes. Maybe we could have avoided what we experienced by taking a different route. Anyway I was really glad that we finally entered a forest area again.
Once having arrived at Stage 6 obtaining the required information was not an issue at all and so we could calculate the coordinates for the final. There the reception was a bit jumpy but we soon spotted the cache container which was way smaller than expected- that's for certain not a container of size regular and due to the narrow bottleneck of the container one cannot even leave trackables. The container and the log sheet are in reasonable condition.
After having found the cache a relatively long walk back to the car waited for us, but in easy terrain and with no muddy sections which allowed me to walk faster and which must have been a relief to AnnaMoritz for whom it was a challenge to wait patiently for me in the sections where I was so slow. For me it was a relief that we found the cache quickly and did not have to engage in a long search as otherwise we might have ended up in the dark which probably is not that pleasant in an area which seems to be very popular among hunters.
All in all we ended up with a walk of around 13km and 350 height meters. I enjoyed the walk except the muddy parts. One of the nicest parts was when we walked through areas where the trees, bushes and the grass were covered with thick layers of hoarfrost. The sun rays created beautiful colour effects in combination with the little ice crystals. I will also remember the nice effect created by the red hawthorns covered with white hoarfrost.
We did not meet any LARP players - I guess it was too cold for them anyway.
Thank you very much the motivation to go for an extended winter walk and for maintaining this cache over many years.
14. August 2016 temu_dshin hat den Geocache gefunden
Unser Dreamteam heut mit swasti, mrs. Swasti, tapony, lawamonzter, firlefanz1 und cachedog cora machten uns auf den Weg durch den Düsterwald. Ein alter Multi wie man gleich merkt da die Stage weit auseinander lagen aber so kanns auch gehn! Es gab aber auch per Umweg einen schöne Aussicht und lecker Imbiss auch noch! Final war schnell gefunden und alles okay beim kleinen Teil!
Dank für's zeigentemu_dshin
14. August 2016, 17:02 swasti hat den Geocache gefunden
14. August 2016 17:11
Den Multi gemeinsam mit Freunden gemacht. Die einzelnen stages waren alle gut zu finden. Von Steinen und kreuzen, bis zu Gedenktafel und einer Kapelle alles zu Gesicht bekommen. Zum Glück liegt am weg auch noch unverhofft eine labstation mitten im Wald. Die konnten wir nicht auslassen.
Die finale Dose empfand ich für den Multi aber als ziemlich mickrig und unpassend. Hat uns aber trotzdem gefallen ;)
Diesen Cache gemeinsam mit mrs. Swasti, tapony, lawamonzter,temudshin, firlefanz1 und cachedog cora gesucht,gefunden und geloggt.
Danke an Gavriel für das Verstecken des Caches mit dem Namen " Düsterwald " hier an diesem schönen Platz.
Danke für den Cache/TFTC
29. April 2011 neho hat den Geocache gefunden
Eine wunderschöne Frühlingswanderung mit Höhepunkt bei Station 5.
Dass ich den Punkt auf der Landkarte suchen muss, habe ich bei der 6. Station erst begriffen, nachdem ich die englische Beschreibung gelesen habe.
Danke für die Anregung.