2011-09-11 48 11
Middle of a already harvested field near a graveyard in Langengeisling (north of Erding, home of the famous beer).
This was the fun part. I did not plan geohashing that day at all. I was already going to bed and attempted to set my alarm clock on my Smartphone. I have no homescreen icon for the clock yet, but geohashdroid has one.
So I more or less accidentally clicked the geohashing Icon in a "what could it hurt, it's going to be miles away anyway" fashion just to get surprised the current point was only about 2 km in distance from my current location.
I realized it was already almost half past eleven and therefore the perfect opportunity for a midnight geohash! Screw sleeping!
Luckily, I still had my pants on and only needed to grab a few things and I headed straight to my car. (Yes, the hash was more or less in walking distance, but I suddenly felt the need to go eat something afterwards which is tricky in the middle of the night and I had to travel quite a lot further to the next open restaurant.)
I had already traveled about a mile as I realized I had not taken any camera besides my cellphone which was also serving as my GPS device. So there was no way to take a picture of it at the location. Luckily, it's capable of recording GPS tracks, which are just as good. Therefore the track starts in the middle of nowhere. (Guess at which restaurant it ends :D)
The way to the designated location was basically very uneventful. I had to take a few U-Turns due to closed roads and walk the last 200 meters as cars were not allowed any further.
I encountered another not yet harvested corn field just like the one in my last Expedition, but to my pleasure, the hash was located on the other side of the road in a field, which had some sort of clearly already harvested but still standing plants on it. This stubble where about half a meter high and quite sharp at the edges, but walking through them was still a lot easier than to advance through 3-4 meter high corn.
I had to run around the field quite a lot to get as close as possible to the Geohash, as the GPS signal was very weak. I suppose it was set to lower accuracy on purpose due to the date, but it might also have been disturbed by the nearby airport radars and so on.
Almost dead on at midnight, I got as close as 3m to the point!
| Gefrierbrand earned the Land geohash achievement
| Gefrierbrand earned the Midnight Geohash achievement