2011-08-08 57 15

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Mon 8 Aug 2011 in 57,15:
57.3091014, 15.4535467

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Dense forest, SE Stenberga, Småland, Sweden

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[edit] Expedition

On my first day of vacation I was to drive 300 km to our small cottage in Virserum which is in the graticule of Vetlanda (57 15). The normal route there for me is driving road 23, but I noticed that if turning north in Åseda and driving small forest roads up to Stenberga, I would get to explore “white spots” on my map and at the same time get a shot at a virgin geohash.

After turning in Åseda and some confusion about which small gravel roads to drive I finally got to a position between Stenberga and Björnöström where there were “only” 200 meters to walk to the geohash. This was one of the most unpleasant 200 meters I have ever walked; down a ravine with thorny raspberry bushes, through a treacherous swamp and finally through an almost impenetrable spruce forest. There was a mild smell of cadaver in the air when I finally got a decent GPS reading in a clearing.

Although the spot was not to be proposed to the local tourist board, I documented some tender flowers and was happy about being the first one to explore Vetlanda.

I found a slightly easier way back and got to the cottage where I spent one week repairing the roof.

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Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (57, 15) geohash on 2011-08-08.
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Fasanen‎ earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (57, 15) graticule, here, on 2011-08-08.