2012-02-21 60 14
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.
Success in new graticule! Happy Days! @60.7809,14.8922
| Fasanen earned the Land geohash achievement
|Fasanen earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement|