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Today's location is in the forest on the slope of the Tschögglberg mountain near the road between Terlan/Terlano and Mölten/Meltina, not far from Bozen/Bolzano. It's at an elevation of about 900 meters.
Country: Italy; Region: Trentino-Südtirol/Trentino-Alto Adige (EU-IT-32); Province: Bozen-Südtirol/Bolzano-Alto Adige (EU-IT-BZ); comune: Mölten/Meltina
I was near Bozen on holidays and hoping for hashpoints in reach. I was lucky and this day's hashpoint was only 12 km from where we were staying, high up a mountain but near a road. I could have visited the hashpoint in the morning because I woke up much earlier than my friends, but one of them initially wanted to come with me, so I waited for a better opportunity. During the day we went hiking. Afterwards my possible drag-along wanted to watch the football world cup game Brazil-Portugal, so I went alone during the game.
It took me only a short time to reach Terlan, the village beneath the hashpoint (elevation ~250 meters). From there a road wound upwards to an elevation of ~1000 meters. At first I drove past the hashpoint, then I turned and stopped at the nearest possible location. I walked along a forest track until I was about 100 meters from the hashpoint, then I climbed down along a clearing in the forest. On the lower edge of the clearing I found a track, which I followed for a few metres, then I went down the slope to the hashpoint.
The spot was in a relatively steep part of the slope, but I could reach it without falling all the way down the mountain and drowning in the Etsch river. I took pictures (not enough for the panorama program to recognize enough overlap) and went back to the car. There was no good place to take pictures of the Etsch valley.
I knew already of the next day's hashpoint just a bit further along the road, and I had planned to take a look at it, but it was already later than planned, so I drove back.
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Eppan seen from near the hashpoint.
panorama picture taken the day before from Castle Hocheppan (de), the hashpoint is in the left part
panorama picture taken the day before from Ruin Boymont (de), the hashpoint is in the left part
I don't know what happened to the track that was created during the expedition, but the GPS receiver's memory tells me I spent a long time at 0.0° 0.0° on 1970-01-01. The hiking tours are lost, too.
The other GPS receiver made a track which is 200 meters off (both southsouthwest and upwards) for the biggest part of the expedition: see here