2010-08-23 49 8

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Mon 23 Aug 2010 in 49,8:
49.4004031, 8.7646588

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[edit] Location

In the Odenwald, at the Auerhahnenkopf hill, between Heidelberg and Neckargemünd.

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[edit] Expedition

The coordinates were only 6.1 km as the crow flies from where I live, but deep in the Odenwald forest. I wanted to try a Juggernaut expedition, which required to cross the top of the Königstuhl and climb more than 450 elevation meters. Since a deviation of more than 300 m would have invalidated the achievement, I tried to stick to the hiking trails leading most directly to the top of the Königstuhl, leaving those trails from time to time when they would have caused me to deviate too much. Luckily there wasn't much undergrowth to fight my way through.

I reached the coordinates and found the hashpoint to be on the trails of heavy forest machinery, with trees cut down and branches crushed everywhere around. It couldn't have been a more appropriate location for a Juggernaut achievement.

Visiting the viewing platform of the Königstuhl on my way to the hashpoint would have put me into the danger of invalidating the Juggernaut achievement, so I went there on my way back (instead of going downhill for a more convenient walk home). Even though it was cloudy and rainy, the view was nice and rewarding.

[edit] Tracklog

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=772876

Walk.PNG
ilpadre earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (49, 8) geohash on 2010-08-23 on foot, travelling a distance of 19.3 km.
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ilpadre earned the Juggernaut achievement
by reaching a geohash in an almost straight line (with a maximum deviation of 4.2%) on 2010-08-23.

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