2011-04-30 50 7

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Sat 30 Apr 2011 in 50,7:
50.6712943, 7.0772488

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[edit] Location

On a field near Röttgen. Looks like it might be fenced, though.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Plans

Hijackal hopes to be able to convince a friend to come along. Possibly taking the train to Witterschlick, should be about an hours hike from there.

Mampfred and LadyBB are thinking about this one as well after a bit of absence. Will probably be there late in the afternoon, give me a shout if that's not to late to meet up (possible in form of a private message with your mobile number ;).

[edit] Expedition

[edit] Hijackal and Frizzy

Having found his first hash exactly two weeks ago, Hijackal was happy to find that this Saturday's hash was within walking distance of home. Since Hijackal and Frizzy were planning a short hike anyways, it was easy to convince Frizzy to chose the hash as a destination. Just before they were about to leave for the hash, Hijackal read Mampfred's note. Trying not to be at the hash too early, a longer route was chosen. The first minutes led the hashers in a direction they had never walked before, through blocks of rather ugly high-rise buildings. Amazingly, the rest of the way very pleasant, with a lovely forest starting just behind them.

The road north of the hash which had looked so promising on Google was blocked (twice), so they had to find alternatives. OSM users know more, so the handheld map showed a trail in the forest passing just southeast of the hash. Unfortunately, it also showed a blue line separating it from the hash. Although the first steps along the (rather tiny) stream had some rather steep banks, there was a tiny path leading down to the stream just opposite the hash. Even more amazingly, it continued on the other side, leading up to the field exactly where it was needed.

After some nettles, the hash was finally found in some high but nettle-free grass. The successful hashers waited for some time, until they found it was getting late to be back in town for dinner. So, Hijackal and Frizzy skipped the tron achievement for now and went back the way they came.

[edit] Mampfred and LadyBB

We got there a little later than expected, around 5:30pm. We had a quick look at the path leading to the hash according to Google but the gate was closed (twice) and we decided to try to go around (that's were we saw the sheeps though). Into the woods we went, we could see a little stream going along the fields and it looked entirely possible to get there if the hash turns out be outside the fence. At that point we saw two people coming out of the woods and one of them asked us what we were looking for.

"The hash" Mampfred replied and it turned out that Hijackal and his dragalong had stayed at the hash for quite a while in case we made it in time, thanks guys :)

They even were nice enough to show us the route they had taken earlier and so it was a walk in the park (and a stream to cross) to get there. Had a nice little chat and went back to the car together before saying goodbye. Nice meeting you guys, we're at our final destination now having a barbecue in the setting sun, until next time ...

[edit] Tracklog

[edit] Mampfred and LadyBB

See here.

[edit] Photos

[edit] Mampfred and LadyBB

[edit] Hijackal

[edit] Achievements

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Hijackal, Mampfred, LadyBB (+1) and Frizzy earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (50, 7) geohash on 2011-04-30.
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Hijackal earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging Frizzy to the (50, 7) geohash on 2011-04-30.
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Hijackal and Frizzy earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (50, 7) geohash on 2011-04-30 on foot, travelling a distance of 15 km.
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Hijackal and Frizzy earned the Meet-up achievement
by meeting Mampfred and LadyBB (+1) at the (50, 7) geohash on 2011-04-30.
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