In the woods outside of Älvkarleby, Sweden.
- Per S
Well, this was pretty spontaneous, but the plan was to fetch a C30 from the car sharing, like I usually do, and drive there after work.
Nov 29, 2011 5:44 PM
I get a message on my User talk page from Ekorren saying
You got one of those "once in a lifetime" chances to score a globalhash ;) Go get it at Älvkarleby!
I don't even know what a User talk page is, but I get an email telling me about the update, so I read the message the same night. I decide I will probably go for it, even though it's 100 miles away.
Nov 30, 2011
At work, I tell my colleagues about geohashing and the globalhash and Caroline says her eleven year old son Gabriel would have loved an adventure like that.
Nov 30, 2011 2:58 PM
The sun sets in Stockholm.
Nov 30, 2011 6:03 PM
I leave work. I stop on the way to buy a flashlight. I get a fat Maglite.
Nov 30, 2011 6:12 PM
Gabriel calls and says he wants to come and that his mom says it's OK. I talk to his mom and tell her I'm not even at the car yet and that we won't be back before midnight. She's not happy, but she can't back down now that she got her sons' hopes up. She tells me that she will also come along and to hurry up.
Nov 30, 2011 7:29 PM
I start recording a track in My Tracks on my phone and start the trip in today's citation.
Nov 30, 2011 7:58 PM
I pick up Gabriel and Caroline. They have made sandwiches and bring a camera and their own flashlights.
Nov 30, 2011 9:31 PM
We arrive close to the hash point and park the car. The hashpoint is about 1000 ft from the road. Now I'm really happy that I'm not alone. The forest is very dark.
Nov 30, 2011 10:00 PM
We reach the hashpoint. We put up a marker on a tree and take a few pictures. I get a screenshot of my phone showing Google Maps, but forget it's not showing the coordinates. Luckily i have My Tracks recording my track.
Nov 30, 2011 10:48 PM
After having some sandwiches an blueberry juice and watching an amazing star sky, we head back.
Dec 1, 2011 0:16 AM
I drop off Gabriel and Caroline at their place.
Dec 1, 2011 1:03 AM
I'm back where I started and park the car. The track log says the total distance is 227 miles.
I hosted the tracklog on Google Sites.
| Per S earned the Globalhash achievement