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Between Oberried and the Rappenecker Hütte - in the Black Forest southeast of Freiburg
Hijackal thinks this is a nice Saturday hash. Possibly a deja vu, as he lived very close last summer.
He will try to be there at about hash o'clock.
Hjackal left home 90 minutes before hash o'clock, biking through the full sun on a nice summer Saturday. The first half of the ride takes him through Freiburg and east along the Dreisam - all nice and flat, speed limited by the amount of other bikers. Now for the interesting bit: leaving the Dreisam, it's up to Oberried and then straight up towards the hash. Hijackal lived here last summer - it's a nice change not to have to navigate at all, he's been 200 m from the hash before...
Not by bike, though. The last 500 m of the bike route have an average inclination of 17% - and no shade at all. Someone was expecting a hasher on a white-red bike, apparently: the bench I chain my bike to is decorated with balloons in matching colors.
After changing from biking to hiking footwear, Hijackal leaves the road he knows and goes for the final approach through the forest. A convenient path leads up another 50 m of altitude to within 10 m of the hash, which is easily reached, just before 16:00. GPS is lousy, so Hijackal decides 2m are enough.
A life-size hash-marker is scratched into the clearing visible from the hash to kill time until hash o'clock. After enjoying the view into the valley, Hijackal speeds back down towards Freiburg.
On the way back, a short detour is made to Hijackal's lab to start a measurement he had somehow forgotten on Friday. Including this detour, the way back takes exactly as long as the way uphill to the hash.
At home, he finds out that Murfie's attempt to syncro-hash was successful, making this an instant "Tale of two hashes" achievement. Yay!
| Hijackal earned the Land geohash achievement
| Hijackal earned the Bicycle geohash achievement
|Hijackal earned the Tale of Two Hashes achievement|