2012-05-21 46 6

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Mon 21 May 2012 in 46,6:
46.5433661, 6.2626120

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[edit] Location

509797 155353, near Col du Marchairuz

[edit] Participants

Crox

[edit] Expedition

The plan was to make it a Sunrise geohash. At the beginning, I considered combining it with the camping achievement, but then dismissed the idea because of timing constraints (I had to work afterwards) and also somehow because the weather forecast didn't make the idea very appealing.

Various online sources and my GPS told me sunrise would be around 05:55 (with dawn starting at 05:16), so I planned to leave home between 04:45 and 05:00 (I planned about 40 minutes driving + 10 minutes walking) which I more or less managed to do.

The closest parking spot to the hash was reached around 05:40, and from there it was just a matter of minutes to walk to the spot. The GPS showed me "0 m left" which I guess is about as good as it gets.

In order to get a proper picnic achievement this time, I took my breakfast with me, including a picnic blanket, hot coffee, orange juice, fruits, bread and jam, and even colorful plastic cutlery. However the weather didn't motivate me to spend more time at the hash than was necessary, so I only drank my coffee and ate the rest of the breakfast later on the train.

I left the hash area shortly thereafter and made it to the 06:50 train in order to start my regular day.


[edit] Photos

leaving the road 
getting closer 
at the hash 
the hash is next to this bush 
... here 
hasher at hash (unfortunately you can't really see it's raining) 
planned sunrise 
coordinates reached 
the sun is supposedly rising now 
still, the view is not that bad 
picnic on the train 

[edit] Achievements

Sunrisegeohash.png
Crox earned the Sunrise Geohash Achievement
by reaching the (46, 6) geohash on 2012-05-21 to smile at the first rays of sun to cross the horizon.
Escape.PNG
Crox earned the 2012 Geohashing Day achievement
by celebrating in the (46, 6) graticule on May 21st 2012.

[edit] Déjà vu

I visited the area a number of times, including documented examples. I don't have a gps tracklog or a picture sowing me at the hash, although I'm pretty sure I walked to within 20m from it a few times.


April 2007: that's the path leading to the gate that you see in the first picture 
October 2008: as far as I can tell, the hash is down there on the right 
Boatless.PNG
Is it true that Crox earned the Déjà vu geohash achievement?
In principle, yes.
But the available proofs do not suffice (2012-05-21 46 6).