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Mirkwood

 Long tour through the Dunkelsteiner Wald. Easy and not-too-steep terrain, tracks are mainly forest-roads

von Gavriel     Österreich > Ostösterreich > Sankt Pölten

N 48° 19.477' E 015° 35.305' (WGS84)

 andere Koordinatensysteme
 Größe: normal
Status: kann gesucht werden
 Versteckt am: 02. Juli 2005
 Gelistet seit: 07. Dezember 2005
 Letzte Änderung: 26. Juni 2016
 Listing: http://opencaching.de/OC1161
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com 

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The "Forest of the Dark Stone" is a rather mystic place. For a long time only few trails crossed this area, the Kremser Steig is one of them. Even now in the age of large-scale tree-cutting this forest can be quite lonely and quiet. Take enough food and water for 5 - 6 hours with you, there are no wells or restaurant along the way.
The numbers aaa, bbb and so on consist of three digits. If a result has only two significant digits: Put a zero in front of it.

Parking: N = 48° 19.430' E = 15° 35.302'
Outside the soldiers' graveyard there are some parking facilities. The first Stage will be north of the graveyard.

Stage 1 - The Warrior: N1 = 48° 19.477' E1 = 15° 35.305'
A warrior is standing guard here. Take the number of letters of his "profession" (german word) as A. Very close to him you'll find some Stars of David, take their number as B.
aaa = (A+B) * (A+B) * (B+1) + 89
bbb = (A+B) * (A*2)+ 1

Stage 2 - Once a Tree Friend: N2 = 48° 19,aaa' E2 = 15° 35,bbb'
Trees caressed a rather inconspicuous monument at this place until they were brutally cut down. Now the lonely monument is desperately holding an ornament up into the sky. How many loose ends (that means ends that are not fixed to the roof) does this ornament have?
6 (C = 10),
5 (C = 20),
4 (C = 30)
or 3 (C = 40)?
ccc = (B*C) + 2*B
ddd = (B*C) * (A+2) + 2

Stage 3 - Small Stone: N3 = 48° 20,ccc' E3 = 15° 35,ddd'
A small stone will lead you to a spot with a somewhat moorish landscape. The stone's number ist D. If you are in doubt take the higher (odd) number. If you cannot read what is written on the smaller stone: Take the number on its fat brother and add 1.
eee = D * (B+1) + 2*C + 1
fff = (D*2) + (2*A)

Stage 4 - Small Stone's Brother: N4=48° 20,eee E4=15° 35,fff
As you may have noticed at Stage 3 these little stones like company. Don't let them fool you. To find the one you're looking for at this stage you'll have to leave the path for some meters (downwards). Take the stone's number as E.

ggg = (E+B) * (B+1) + A + 2
hhh = E - 2*A

Have a look on your map to find the best way to the next stage. (I went cross-country for a while, that was not a very good idea).

Stage 5 - Diggings: N5 = 48° 21,ggg' E2 = 15° 36,hhh'
What can you see here at this steep spot? Is it
the red number of the cave-inventory (F = 4),
a dead tree (F = 8),
a bench (F = 12)
or a sign-post (F = 16)?


Stage 6 is only a short way uphill from Stage 5.
You'll find a writing here. Take the second word from the second line and the fourth word from the third line. Convert the letters to numbers (A=1, B=2,...) and add them to get G.
iii = G*B - B*C - 2
jjj = G*4 - A + 2

Stage 7 - Animal Kingdom: N7=48° 21,iii' E7=15° 36,jjj'
What kind of animal will catch your eye here? Is it
a (roe) deer (H = 16),
a butterfly (H = 32),
a woodworm (H = 48)
or a woodpecker (H = 64)?
Go a bit further (appr. 30 m) in order to find a bench and a table.
kkk = H*C - B*F - 16
lll = H*F + B*C - 4

Stage 8 - Elf-Music: N2=48° 20,kkk' E2=15° 36,lll' (area coordinates)
Once there was music, now everything is destroyed. Only the pavillion remains. What is its shape?
rectangular: K=35<
six sided: K=25
circular: K=15.
Nearby you can find the remainders of a kind of pulpit. As orcs have destroyed the steps leading up to its top you have to look for informations carved in stone (nearby). Ignore the story, just remember the digit that appears three times as L.

Now you can calculate the final coordinates. The cache is not too close one of the stages in order to prevent by-chance-findings. It is a fairly obvious hiding place.

The Cache:
x = K * L * (E-H+F-B) + G + B*C + A
y = K * L * (E+2*A) + G * (F-B) +D

Ncache = 48° x/1000'
Ecache = 15° y/1000'

The cache is a plastic-box (appr. 1l) with a blue lid. Rehide it well and secure it against the wild boars and unfriendly eyes.

Happy hunting!

Verschlüsselter Hinweis   Entschlüsseln

[3]: bqq ahzore, 88 vf jebat
[5:] Engure sne sebz Fgntr 4
[Cache:]Guvax bs gur anzr bs gur sberfg. Gur fhz bs nyy qvtvgf sebz NOPQRSTUXY vf friraglguerr.

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

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gefunden Der Cache ist in gutem oder akzeptablem Zustand. 27. Februar 2016 cezanne hat den Geocache gefunden

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When AnnaMoritz suggested this cache, I first was a bit sceptic due to the T=3.5* rating, but after having read a few logs, it seemed to me that this is an atypical T=3.5* gavriel cache. The drive was long but the nice walk in an area where I have never been before made the invested time worth to be spent (and in addition it was not me who had to do the driving [;)].

We parked at the suggested coordinates and started off for the walk. The cemetery is surprisingly large. Stage 1 came as a suprise to me but answering the question was not difficult. When we started our walk the ground was still a bit frozen which speeded up our progress for sure. While I did the calculations manually, AnnaMoritz used her Excel sheet which allowed me to refrain from double-checking my calculations.

The description at Stage 2 had made me expect something else than what we encountered there but in any case again the question was quickly answered and so we could head for Stage 3 which was not very spectacular. Along the way we encountered nice patters in puddles. The area around Stage 4 is very interesting. At first we ended up too low, but soon thereafter we found the right object.

AnnaMoritz chose a good route to Stage 5. We answered the question by the approach "remove which answers do not fit at all and take what remains". We had a short break near Stage 6 which is a nice place to have a rest.

We decided against a trackless approach and took the longer approach to the next stage which involved a detour. Without the provided options at Stage 7 I might have had issues to name the animal but with the options it was not an issue any longer.

The location at Stage 8 is definitely past its peak time. The "pulpit" nearby or rather the area around it impressed me quite a lot.

Having collected all variables, we were able to calculate the coordinates of the final. The result looked promising and AnnaMoritz chose a good and comfortable way to go there. Having arrived in the target area it was AnnaMoritz who spotted the container which is in good condition.

After having found the final we decided to further extend our walk. All together with this extension and some detours to other caches in earlier stages of our walk, we ended up with a walk of around 20km which is an ideal length for me for a weekend walk when the weather is nice and I have enough time. 30km is a bit long for me and tiresome and 10km is a bit short.


When AnnaMoritz suggested this cache, I first was a bit sceptic due to the T=3.5* rating, but after having read a few logs, it seemed to me that this is an atypical T=3.5* gavriel cache. The drive was long but the nice walk in an area where I have never been before made the invested time worth to be spent (and in addition it was not me who had to do the driving [;)].

We parked at the suggested coordinates and started off for the walk. The cemetery is surprisingly large. Stage 1 came as a suprise to me but answering the question was not difficult. When we started our walk the ground was still a bit frozen which speeded up our progress for sure. While I did the calculations manually, AnnaMoritz used her Excel sheet which allowed me to refrain from double-checking my calculations.

The description at Stage 2 had made me expect something else than what we encountered there but in any case again the question was quickly answered and so we could head for Stage 3 which was not very spectacular. Along the way we encountered nice patters in puddles. The area around Stage 4 is very interesting. At first we ended up too low, but soon thereafter we found the right object.

AnnaMoritz chose a good route to Stage 5. We answered the question by the approach "remove which answers do not fit at all and take what remains". We had a short break near Stage 6 which is a nice place to have a rest.

We decided against a trackless approach and took the longer approach to the next stage which involved a detour. Without the provided options at Stage 7 I might have had issues to name the animal but with the options it was not an issue any longer.

The location at Stage 8 is definitely past its peak time. The "pulpit" nearby or rather the area around it impressed me quite a lot.

Having collected all variables, we were able to calculate the coordinates of the final. The result looked promising and AnnaMoritz chose a good and comfortable way to go there. Having arrived in the target area it was AnnaMoritz who spotted the container which is in good condition.

After having found the final we decided to further extend our walk. All together with this extension and some detours to other caches in earlier stages of our walk, we ended up with a walk of around 20km which is an ideal length for me for a weekend walk when the weather is nice and I have enough time. 30km is a bit long for me and tiresome and 10km is a bit short.

gefunden Empfohlen 08. April 2012 temu_dshin hat den Geocache gefunden

Das war seit langer Zeit mal wieder ein Multi-KlassikerEin Klasse Team am Start und so wurde auch ein angenehme Geschwindigkeit gewähltAm Ende waren alles an Proviant aufgebraucht aber wir waren am Ziel!Dank an Klasse Team und Dank an den Owner für die schöne Runde
in: F-Punkt
(5 Sterne bei GCVote)

Dank für's zeigentemu_dshin

gefunden 17. November 2009 Rambler49 hat den Geocache gefunden

Heute nach zweifacher Vorarbeit endlich gefunden. Wir haben die Aufgaben in drei Teilen erledigt. Schöne, wenn auch manchmal anstrengende Wanderungen. Danke an Gavriel !

gefunden 06. Oktober 2006 Johny299 hat den Geocache gefunden

In drei Etappen gemacht. Besonders schön wars bei Stage 6. Danke.

gefunden Empfohlen 11. Juli 2005 Chiroptera hat den Geocache gefunden

Das meiste hat Martin schon erzählt. Zusatz: ich habe auch das wechselnde Geruchserlebnis genossen. Einerseits durch die verschiedenen Bäume, andererseits durch mir unbekannte Einflüsse verursacht. Wahrscheinlich auch durch den Regen verstärkt.
Was die Wege betrifft: die Markierungen sind ziemlich schlecht und ganz klar ist mir immer noch nicht, wie Karte und Realität zusammenstimmen. (Unterhaltung unterwegs beim Blick auf die Karte: "nehmen wir die blaue Markierung" "das ist keine Markierung, das ist ein Bach" "nein, ein markierter Weg" ==> wir wissen bis jetzt nicht genau, wer recht hatte ;-)))
out: nix, denn wir waren zu dritt.
danke für die Tour, chiroptera