Logeinträge für Poms Wasserfall
05. Juni 2010 divingbrothers hat den Geocache gefunden
Von der Weinebene her, wars eine schöne Wanderung, und beim Wasserfall selbst waren doch recht viele Leute da. Ein tolles kleines Ding... Wieder mal was wo ich ohne Cache nicht hergekommen wäre [;)]! Der Cache liegt ja zum Glück etwas abseits und konnte mit der Beschreibung sehr gut gefunden werden. tftc
11. Oktober 2009 AlterWandersmann hat den Geocache gefunden
Gefunden - liegt derzeit im Sperrgebiet wg. Sprengungsarbeiten - kann an Wochentagen nicht besucht werden
12. Oktober 2008 cezanne hat den Geocache gefunden
This cache was my main target for today.Thanks to the additional information I obtained from the hider (thank you again!), I knew that t might have a chance to reach the cache.
Fortunately the parking lot at the Weinebene is very large as I started later than intended and arrived in the late morning at the Weinebene. I took the same approach as the hider. The way to the Grillitschhut was already known to me from my visit to the cache Speik about two years ago. This part of the hike is very easy which has the negative effect that one meets millions of people at nice days like today. On my way to the Grosshoeller hut I realized that the waypoint has been cut off on the printer-friendly printout (most probably due to the picture and for sure due to the inability of Groundspeak of offering a properly working manner to create printouts of cache descriptions), but due to the many signposts and markings I fortunately did not need this waypoint.
After the second hut the hike became more interesting and more quiet as much less people were around. Most of the people in the area spent their time in one of the huts and apparently did not want to go down to the waterfall (probably as this means that they have to go up again as well - at least this was the argument of a group to refrain from going down which I happened to listen to). While the last part of the trail to the waterfall and the cache area is more challenging than the kind of forest motorway leading up from the Weinebene, a rating of 2.5* or at most 3* would suffice to rate the terrain difficulty of this cache in case the last few meters would not exist.
At first I misinterpreted the cache description and left the trail too late (at a location which more seemed like a meadow to me). I realized my mistake soon and went back. Despite that the fact that target area looks differently in reality than on the spoiler photograph, I did not have troubles to identify the hideout. It was, however, not easy for me to reach the hideout. The rock was wet and slippery and the last two steps were difficult for me. I would not want to visit this cache in Winter time. Hopefully, the cache container will well survive the Winter time and wet periods. Today water was dropping down from above, but the cache is still in good condition. Unfortunately, I had very dirty fingers after having reached the cache and so the log book also got dirty as I was standing very badly at the cache location and was not able to clean my fingers there.
After having logged the cache, I went to see the waterfall. It is comparatively
small (in particular when comparing it to waterfalls like the Riesach waterfall which I have visited a few months ago), but very nice and definitely worth to be visited. After a short break for taking some photographs I went back to the Weinebene parking lot. It was a very nice hike and the weather was gorgeous today.
Thank you very much for showing me this nice place I have not had heard before seeing this cache. I like caches like this one even if I would have preferred a hideout which is a bit easier to reach for cachers like me and thus allowing visits also when the weather and ground conditons are worse than today.
This cache definitely deserves much more visitors than it got so far. Do not be scared away by the high terrain rating. With the exception of the last two meters to the cache, it is an easy hike and the last two meters can also be accomplished by cachers like myself who are no outdoor experts at all.
Out: USA GC
I did not leave any travellers in this cache for two reasons. First of all, I would have had troubles to handle travellers at the hideout as I was standing there in stable way and second, I do not know whether the cache will get further visitors before the Winter.