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- Fasanen, K & Mr. T
Enjoy a walk and picnic in the forest when the hash point for once is not located to farmland.
K had a day off from work and Mr.T had vacation from school. Fasanen suggested to go for a picnic in a forest which strangely enough also contained the hashpoint for that day. Coffee, lemonade and cinnamon buns were loaded into the car and off they went. The car trip ended just south of the Holmeja sawmill where work with replacing game fencing was going on and as there had been an intense rain the night before, the ground had turned into an inferno of mud. As soon as the hashing party got onto the path leading into the forest, the conditions looked a lot better.
It was not long before Fasanen noticed that he had forgotten his outdoor GPS on the kitchen table at home. Fortunately he had his phone with him and hopefully the cellphone coverage would be sufficient to get the hashpoint coordinates. As the area was full of small paths and roads, he had also prepared a paper print-out of the map covering the area.
Fasanen and K walked and Mr.T rode his bike and after about 2 kilometres they got to the vicinity of the hashpoint. Fasanen went off-road while the others looked for a suitable place for a picnic. A hunting tower numbered “41” became the perfect spot for that.
Located 120 meters south of the hunting tower, the hashpoint was not that easy to find. The forest was very dense. With a maximum accuracy of 12 meters, Fasanen never seemed to be able to get closer than 6 meters from the hashpoint and finally decided a particular spot to be the hashpoint. After the traditional ceremony of documenting, Fasanen went back to the picnic team and they all had their picnic.
On their way back to the car, a tree numbered “43” was found and when the expedition was over, they could conclude that Meaning of Life (42) was not found during this expedition either. It was however a nice trip to a very nice area which they all certainly liked to revisit.
| Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
| Fasanen earned the Drag-along achievement