The geohash is near Alpnach (canton Obwalden).
TheOneRing - by public transport.
I decided to go to this geohash, because it was in a Virgin Graticule. I went by train to Alpnach (OW) via Lucerne (LU), which took only 1,5 hours. The geohash was a bit outside the village, so I made a little walk through it. The area, where I assumed the geohash, looked like private property and I looked every now and then, if I can see the owner to get permission (and the Ambassador achievement). First noone appeared, I walked to the geohash next to a farm house and I took the usual photos.
Suddenly the owner of the farm house came out and asked me, if I am taking photos. I confirmed his guess and asked, if I am allowed to do. I was prepared to explain, why I am there and what I was doing exactly, but he only said, that it is ok, the meadows, though private, are not restricted area. I thanked him, completed my galery of photos and made my way back to the village. Unfortunately the weather was not very nice, it was quite foggy all day.
Following a loudspeaker and my own curiosity I went directly into a sports event. But what kind of winter sport could this be? Finally I found out there took the Innerschweizer Crosslauf-Meisterschaft 2011 place (Central Switzerland cross country running championships). I was quite stunned that this was taking place in January but I saw it with my own eyes.
Afterwards I walked back to the train station and took the next train to Lucerne and from there to Berne.
The train I took to Alpnach
The house Seeblick (Lake view)...
...but I can't see the lake. Anyone else?
A panorama of the countryside (the geohash is right to the farm house)
The tripod marks the today's geohash
The geohash with farm house in the background
Farm house with Swiss flag
Proof that I reached the right coordinates...
The surrounding uphill (the flag in the center is of Obwalden)
| TheOneRing earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
- by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (46, 8) graticule, here, on 2011-01-30.