2012-01-20 58 14

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Fri 20 Jan 2012 in 58,14:
58.2124778, 14.9495324

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[edit] Location

In the woods just off the E4, near the end of a logging road.

[edit] Participants

Carl-Johan

[edit] Plans

Check out the driven route google maps here!

Since I was going down to Onsala for my mom's 65th birthday anyway this weekend, why not try to get some virgin graticules on the way down. And what do you know, 5 of them lined up next to great roads like E4, 26, 193, 46, 47, E20 and E6. This time, going East-West was going to be easy. And three of them were virgins! Time to deflower.

[edit] Expedition

Started off from 2012-01-20 59 17 and got back to the E4 and headed SW. Now it turns out that the navigation in the Galaxy Nexus does not give exactly the same routes as the ones in google maps, so if you check the link above you can see a loop. That is where my phone took my on a wild ride, onto a gravel road, and the first thing that happens is that the car understeers in a corner in maybe 40 km/h and it just wants to go straight into a fence, and just touching the brakes causes the ABS to work double time. I regain control at around 20 km/h but this road is dangerous. It was humidity that had frozen over, and you couldn't even see it. The next 5 km is the most twisty, windy, hilly, narrow piece of dirt you can imagine, and when google says I'm there, it is 1 km left still. I try continuing a bit past a much better road, and I loose connectivity so I can't see where I'm supposed to go, but I realize I need to be one logging road further to the west.

So detour 1 km and find the right one. The weirdest part was that this logging road was named! Park at the end of line and hike into the woods. They are totally from one of Astrid Lindgrens stories. Find the spot even though the trees interfere with the GPS. It is featureless gray skies so someone could easily get lost and eaten by trolls. I deflower this Graticule so I'm pleased. Make it back to the car, and on the way back to the E4 I find the correct nice 70-road that the GPS should have taken me on. Don't trust the GPS blindly!

Onwards to 2012-01-20 58 13!

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[edit] Achievements

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Carl-Johan earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (58, 14) geohash on 2012-01-20.
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Carl-Johan earned the Police Geohash Achievement
by meeting an officer while attempting the (58, 14) geohash on 2012-01-20.
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Carl-Johan earned the Multihash Achievement
by reaching 5 hash points on 2012-01-20. It's a MONSTER Hash.
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Carl-Johan earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (58, 14) graticule, here, on 2012-01-20.
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