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Along the Inkpot

 Wanderung am Seeufer, Länge unter 4 km / Hike along the lake, walking distance among 4 km

by M.W.     Austria > Steiermark > Liezen

N 47° 38.532' E 013° 46.356' (WGS84)

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Status: Available
 Hidden on: 19 August 2004
 Listed since: 27 November 2005
 Last update: 14 June 2018
 Listing: https://opencaching.de/OC0FA2
Also listed at: geocaching.com 

18 Found
1 Not found
2 Notes
0 Watchers
0 Ignorers
98 Page visits
2 Log pictures
Geokrety history
2 Recommendations

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An diesem See haben viele Schriftsteller ihre Werke verfasst. Deshalb und auf Grund seiner dunklen Farbe wurde der Altausseersee auch als Tintenfass bezeichnet.

Stage 1: DIE PROMENADE
N1 = 47° 38.532
E1 = 013° 46.356
Ferdinand war hier einer der Namensgeber. Nimm die Quersumme seines Geburtsjahres als A.

Stage 2: DER SEE
N2 = 47° 38. (30*A + 141)
E2 = 013° 46. (50*A + 80)
Hier kannst Du nachsehen, wann einst der Wasserspiegel am höchsten stand. Nimm die dritte Ziffer der Jahreszahl als B.

Stage 3: DIE WIDMUNG
N3 = 47° 38. (30*A + 30*B - 11)
E3 = 013° 47. (10*A + 10*B + 47)
Aus wie viele Buchstaben besteht das 2. Wort auf der Tafel. Die Anzahl der Buchstaben minus 1 ergibt den Wert für C.

Stage 4: SEIN LIEBLINGSPLATZ
N4 = 47° 38. (30*A + 30*B + 20*C - 77)
E4 = 013° 47. (10*A + 10*B + 20*C + 77)
Er verweilte hier sehr gerne. Aus wie vielen Buchstaben besteht sein kompletter Name (ohne Titel)? Nimm die Anzahl als D.
Hint: D=30

Stage 5: DAS SICHERE GELEIT
N5 = 47° 39. (10*B + 3*D -32)
E5 = 013° 47. (10*B + 20*D + 19)
Wenn nach langanhaltenden Regenfällen die Höhlen hoch oben in der nahegelegenen Loserwand überlaufen, überquerst Du hier einen reißenden Fluss. Wie viele vertikale Stützen geben Dir Halt? Nimm ihre Anzahl als E.

Stage 6: DER CACHE
N6 = 47° 39. 0(A + 2*E)
E6 = 013° 47. (10*A + 10*C + 70*E +54)

Viel Spaß!

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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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Log entries for Along the Inkpot    Found 18x Not found 1x Note 2x

Note 14 June 2018 M.W. wrote a note

Hint für "D" ingefügt - Added a Hint for "D"

Not found 11 March 2017 Vollmond5 did not find the geoacache

Wunderschöner Weg, eindeutig zu beantwortende Fragen, ein logischer Ort für's Finale und dann: Muggels! Hatten die Schuhe beiseite gelegt, Jause ausgepackt und liessen sich die Sonne auf den Bauch scheinen. Warum gerade hiiieeer? 

Found 24 August 2016, 16:32 sindalf found the geocache

Nach 3 Jahren (wegen Dummheit) konnte ich hier endlich das final berechnen und finden, TFTC!

Found 04 August 2015, 17:36 Wolfman7000 found the geocache

Heute von den Kindern gefunden.

Found 16 July 2015 cezanne found the geocache

After yesterday's very exhausting hike from Hallstatt up to the Plassen to find the legendary Salzig Hund cache a relaxing cache with no height meters was fitting very well to our expectations. Even though I'm Styrian, I neither have been in the region around Bad Aussee and Altausee before nor have a found a Styrian M.W. cache. We parked close to the church and then went to Stage 1 where we could answer the question easily. I had a good laugh at the name version which was originally inscribed before it got corrected.

On our way to Stage 2 we made the mistake to decide to go back to visit the first three stages of the Via artis multi cache http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC45VJ6_via-artis-in-altaussee?guid=deb442c3-4a45-4bea-8499-d2b8f9285809 which ended with a DNF at Stage 2. After about an hour we were then back at Stage 1 of this cache and then decided to ignore the Via artis cache at all. From that point onwards everything went relatively smoothly.

At Stage 2 it took us a while to find the required information as we had expected something else. Stage 3 did not pose an issue. Our coordinates for Stage 4 were a bit off, but we found the required information nevertheless. It appears that a value for C one larger than what the cache description suggests leads correct coordinates for Stage 4. The last stage was no deal today as apparently there have been no heavy rains recently.

After having obtained the coordinates for the final, we went there. We first approached GC from the wrong side. The area looked promising, but the reception was jumpy and the area allows for many hideouts. After several minutes AnnaMoritz finally found the cache. The cache container and its contents are in proper condition.

All in all it was a nice and relaxing walk. Nice views are offered on the way. I also appreciated that the stages point to locations of interest. Summary: A typical old school multi cache of the type I enjoy the most. Today was a hot day and so the shady parts of the cache route were especially welcome. Lots of people today were spending some time at the shore of the lake.

Somewhere on our way we made a short stop at the inn Seewiese to refresh ourselves. SOme of the mountains around Altausee look terrifying and I was glad that today I did not have to hike up a moutian both due to the heat and my tired feet and legs caused by yesterday's hike.

Thank you for hiding this nice cache and for maintaining it over so many years. Another thanks is due for the information why the cache and the lake are called inkpot. AnnaMoritz wondered whether so many authors spend time in this region because the many days with rain left them with a lot of time for writing.

Out: Travel Frog