For my 2nd Hashiversary expedition, I chose the hash in 47,5, the last one I was missing to complete the Minesweeper achievement, after a lucky location in 45,7 and a failed expedition in 47,5. I left work early and drove there from Yverdon. I don't particularly like long drives but the Winter conditions made it a bit more challenging, if not interesting. I already knew the Vallorbe - Besançon route from an earlier trip, but the landscapes are very different when covered in snow. The real challenge however, were the last 5 km or so before Fretigney, where the road was just a large strip of ice. It felt a bit like I was taking part in Ice Road Truckers...
When planning the expedition, I considered that I could have to walk the last km or so, and hence I was equipped with good shoes and gaiters. But although the road had not been cleared, the snow was not very deep and the car didn't mind taking me up to ~ 30 m from the hash. The exact point was then located, a snowman was built and pictures were taken.
On the way back I managed to avoid the ice covered segment with a small detour. The roundtrip from Yverdon took me a bit less than 6 h; that's less than 50km/h in average... From Yverdon the train took me safely back home.
... makes everything prettier! (Lake Neuchâtel
, on the way to the hash)
driving in Winter...
... which turned to ice skating at some point
snowman at the hash!
the white spot that can be seen on the satellite view is a water tank