2009-07-18 49 10
Today's location is in a small piece of forest not far from Rieden. The nearest bigger towns are Arnstein and Werneck.
Country: Germany; state: Bayern (Bavaria, EU:DE:BY); administrative region: Unterfranken; district: Würzburg rural district
Weather (16:00): clouded, sometimes rain
Most of the route I already knew, only the last ~800 m were new for me. I arrived next to the sewage facility west of the hashpoint at 15:55, only to find nettles, a creek and a fence blocking my way. And in that moment it started to drizzle. Since I didn't have much time left before 4 pm, I hastily started to cycle further along the track, hoping to find a possible way to the hashpoint. I was lucky, there was a bridge over the creek only a few steps further and the way was no longer blocked. I walked along a meadow until I reached the trees near the hashpoint. The last obstacle were a huge amount of nettles, both along the trees and in the uncut part of the meadow. I found a place were the nettle line was only a few plants wide, then I hacked them out of my way with my umbrella. Once between the trees I only had to go a few metres to the south to reach the hashpoint. It was exactly 4 pm now, so I quickly put Scotty (Scott, Hedgescott?) the Hashhog on a mossy tree and took a picture. Then I took the same way back. For part of the return trip it was raining, for part of the way it wasn't, I stopped a few times in dry places to let the worst showers pass.
Total distance cycled: 23.7 + 23.8 = 47.5 km. 430 m uphill
Melanargia galathea (Marbled White, the German name "Schachbrett" means "chess board")