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Austria

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NW of Kaisers, Tirol, Austria
Approx. altitude: 1755 m (5757 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 169°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: Looking north #3: Looking east #4: Looking south #5: Looking west #6: GPS view #7: Nearby ice

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  47°N 11°E (visit #9)  

#1: View of the confluence point

(visited by Felix Pütsch)

27-Mar-2007 -- My visit:

24-Mar-2007 -- Before starting to holiday, I picked out some geocaches to find. One was (GC9F87), named after the famous Cologne perfume 4711 and located an N47 E11. It looked rather near to the main street in a valley in the alps, so I decided to give it a try.

27-Mar-2007 -- I tried to go to the coordinates. First, I drove up and down the street, seeking for a good way to get nearer. Finally, I found a road leading upwards, marked with a sign indicating to take snow chains with you.

The road went up, and after a small village, started to get snowy. I didn't want to force my fortune and go further, but there was little space to turn the car, neither. Finally, I managed to turn on the grass and went back to the next village.

Just 800m to the cache, I thought. Not knowing that there were several 100m of altitude to conquer.

In the next small village on the snowy road, I found a little pathway leading upwards in the direction of the cache. Soon, the snow got deeper and formed serpentines. Several times, I thought I was going to get to the position, there was an extra bend leading me further away.

Advancing fast, I arrived at N47 E11 quite exhausted. The snow was lighter there, you could see the grass, some rural huts and a beautiful panorama over the valley.

Apart from the confluence point, the cache had to be found. Just before giving up and going down again, I happened to find it by reading the hint carefully. The snow didn't make it easier...


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#1: View of the confluence point
#2: Looking north
#3: Looking east
#4: Looking south
#5: Looking west
#6: GPS view
#7: Nearby ice
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