2012-01-17 60 17

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Tue 17 Jan 2012 in 60,17:
60.0720090, 17.8140328

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[edit] Location

In the woods north of a field in the middle of nowhere NE of Uppsala, towards Östhammar.

[edit] Participants

Carl-Johan

[edit] Plans

To do this one after 2012-01-17 60 18, and maybe try 2012-01-17 60 17 as well.

[edit] Expedition

It was a bit twisty to get from the Östhammar, Sweden graticule to this one, but eventually I got on the Uppsala road and I could make good progress. Then as usual, the shortest route isn't always a very good road, so as I turned off the Uppsala road I found myself on ice and slush on a gravel road that only was wide enough for one car. Scandinavian flicks in the corners to get the car around them was fun though.

Eventually I got back onto a 90 km/h road that got me close to where to turn into the forest. Last 5 km, now going east towards the hash was like a Rally Special Stage. All snow and slush on gravel and twisting and undulating. More practice for my Scandinavian flicks and handbrake turns. At last I came to the tiny gravel path leading south to some form of house I had scouted on google maps. I parked a bit from the house not to disturb anyone. But they weren't home anyway. No tracks in the snow. I hiked into the field that I thought would lead to the hash, but I was a tiny bit too much south, should have gone for the top NW corner of the field instead of straight W. Through some trees and onto a clear cut. A lot of the land was very marshy but it was all frozen underneath the slush.

Into some pines on the far side of the clear cut and I was meters away. Found the right pine that was the hash point. Took some pictures and a panorama. Made an xkcd marker with some sticks, scrambled a Rubik's cube, and solved it. Made a tiny snow man of the slushy snow to get a snowman achievement. And headed back. Say lots of tracks both to and from the point, some of them very fresh.

Got in the car and drove to the E4 and headed back. Too tired for trying another graticule. East-west roads are just to bad. Saw some more Rozzers on the way back to Stockholm. Another Police Achivement.

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[edit] Achievements

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Carl-Johan earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (60, 17) geohash on 2012-01-17.
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Carl-Johan achieved level 5 of the Minesweeper Geohash achievement
by visiting coordinates in Uppsala, Sweden and 5 of the surrounding graticules.
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Carl-Johan earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching the (60, 18) and (60, 17) geohashes on 2012-01-17.
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Carl-Johan earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by meeting an officer while attempting the (60, 17) geohash on 2012-01-17.
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Carl-Johan earned the Snowman Geohash Achievement
by building a snowman at the (60, 17) geohash on 2012-01-17.
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