2012-03-19 49 8

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Mon 19 Mar 2012 in Mannheim:
49.4556227, 8.7159722

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[edit] Location

Today's location is in the forest on the Weißer Stein mountain near Heidelberg.

Country: Germany; state: Baden-Württemberg (EU:DE:BW); administrative region: Karlsruhe; district: Rhein-Neckar-Kreis

Weather: Sunny, about 8-10°C


[edit] Planning

Danatar plans to cycle there during the day. Who wants to join? We could meet at Dossenheim, then cycle up the hill together. - Danatar 11:28, 17 March 2012 (EDT)

I'd love to, but I have to work :/ --ilpadre 05:31, 18 March 2012 (EDT)
Oh, different pages edited at the same time... When do you get off work, is it still light by then? - Danatar 05:37, 18 March 2012 (EDT)
I fear it'll already be dark... Also, my bike is in no good shape at the moment. My only chance to get to the hashpoint would be to start in Dossenheim at about 19:00, walk 4 km uphill in the dark and walk back. If you were in for a night expedition like that, I would actually do it. But not alone. I'm well equipped with several powerful light sources and we could do some long-exposure stuff in the woods. I guess I'll have to resort to more conveniently reachable hashpoints during the week... --ilpadre 12:55, 18 March 2012 (EDT)


[edit] Expedition

[edit] Danatar

I prepared my brother's bike around noon. While pumping air into the tires, I heard a loud BANG and felt instantly reminded of 2008-12-09 49 9, but it was only the tube of the pump. At 14:15 I started and cycled over field paths to Dossenheim. This flat part of the route took about half an hour. Then there was the hill slope. The more than 300 elevation metres took me 40 minutes of slow cycling, but I made it without a stop. At the intersection near the hashpoint I left the bike and continued on foot through the forest. I found the hashpoint quickly, it was on a small logging path next to a pile of wooden sticks.

From the many sticks lying around I built a marker and I took the obligatory pictures. Then I went back to my bike. Since I had climbed almost all the mountain, I decided to continue to the top for the view. It didn't take long to reach the Weißer Stein peak restaurant. I climbed the old lookout tower, but the view was blocked by trees. Then I cycled back down again. The way down was much faster than the way up, although I made some stops for pictures. On the last part of my trip, I used the cycling path along the Neckar river because of the scenery.


I issue a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement for "Weißer Stein", which means "white stone".

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Danatar issued a challenge for the A Tale of Two Hashes achievement
by geohashing in a place named Weißer Stein (white stone) from the (49, 8) geohash on 2012-03-19.
2012-03-19 49 8 kreuzung.jpg



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