2012-03-14 51 -1

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Wed 14 Mar 2012 in 51,-1:
51.2537601, -1.3619844

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The hash was located in a field North West of Whitchurch, Hants.




The Expedition


How to Find a Hash in 5 hours.

The base for today's expedition was the residence of my good friend NibblyG, (hashing props go out to his mum for letting me stay over and effectively kidnap her son to go to a random field somewhere). We set out in the dying hours of the day, supplied only with a GPS, two wind up torches, 5 minutes of daylight, and a rather stylish scarf. We had to deviate from our intended route due to the unexpected disappearance of a bridge over a railway, meaning that we had about twenty minutes extra walking time, along with a liberal dash of quasi-legal trespassing, but hey it's all in good sport. After taking footpaths for 1km or so, we joined roads that we walked along to get to Hogdigging Copse. Here, NibblyG claimed to have seen a UFO, dun-dun-dun, but we carried on gratefully abduction free, and turned off into the copse, where we found both a chicken coop and a large amount of electric fence. Yet undeterred, we pressed bravely heroically on and faced our greatest danger yet: a whole field full of unidentified 6cm high (potentially raptor infested) vegetables. Through a Herculean effort, we walked a full 28m into this jungle (of death) and valiantly found the hash at 19:42.

Due to camera malfunctions, in lieu of pictures of the expedition we will instead include extracts from the lyrics of the songs we sang on the way to the hash:

"Hash! Ah-ah!" "I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was To hash them is my real test, to get there is my cause... GEOHASH!"


jand earned the Walk geohash Achievement
by reaching the (51, -1) geohash on 2012-03-14 on foot, travelling a distance of 2.8km.
Jand earned the Drag-along achievement
by dragging NibblyG to the (51, -1) geohash on 2012-03-14.