2012-02-21 60 14

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Tue 21 Feb 2012 in 60,14:
60.7808811, 14.8922065

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In the woods north of Siljansnäs.




Make history in a virgin graticule.


The whole family with grand parents went to Rättvik for the annual "sports"-vacation. Mr.T, who never ventured downhill skiing before, got an expert at it within hours and was hard to get from the slopes, so I had to do this expedition on my own. Rättvik is in 15th longitude but close to the border of the 14th so this was a lucky location.

I skipped the afternoon skiing session and drove to Siljansnäs via Leksand. The last kilometer was on a very slippery road. I parked the car some 200 meters from the hash next to a pile of recently cut spruce. The scent compares to freshly brewed coffee and just unboxed electronics. I waded into the snowy woods but equipped with gaiters there was no problem getting to the geohash. I documented it and started backtracking when I heard a distant noise coming closer. After a few minutes a vehicle capable of traversing snow covered ground passed. I was not able to see it because of the dense wood, but I thought that walking its tracks would ease my way, so I turned my direction to where I heard the sound. I soon got to a marked snowmobile track and walked on it til I got to the main road where the car was parked.

I took the scenic road back to Rättvik and had a closer look at the old steamer "Gustav Wasa" and the village of Tällberg.



Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (60, 14) geohash on 2012-02-21.
Fasanen earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (60, 14) graticule, here, on 2012-02-21.