2011-02-09 51 11
On a field near Büchel, Sömmerda district, Thuringia.
Reach the hashpoint. In daylight. Document the expedition, even.
Since I had the early shift at work, my chances of reaching the hashpoint in daylight were better than usual, also helped by the fact that days are already getting significantly longer. I drove from work using my car navigation and, when I'd arrived in Büchel, changed to the "outdoor unit". It was a mere 300m to walk from the road, yet I had to cross a railroad track. After carefully checking for trains (a few regional trains only, slight chance of getting hit by a 300km/h ICE train...) I stood in a field and came to a rather annoying conclusion: Between autumn and summer, there is only three kinds of countryside hashes in Thuringia: Frozen hashes, hashes in the woods and ankle-deep-in-mud hashes. Said mud is a really good soil and is heavy, stickier than concrete and just as hard to get off the shoes, whether dried or wet. I think I just won't clean my outdoor shoes anymore, at least not before mid spring...
Back to the hash: Quickly skipped through the mud (had a bit of wading over Lake Greenfield or something) and rather easily got to the hash, once the soil got drier.
Got back to the car on a slightly better track, changed shoes again (really glad now for two pairs of shoes!) and then headed back home uneventfully.
Hmpf, and I tried to be a bit shorter with the report this time, but my tendency towards dramatisation beat me, again. ;)
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