2013-01-02 47 8

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Wed 2 Jan 2013 in 47,8:
47.0553940, 8.6168530

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A patch of forest near Steinen SZ.




My first Geohash. The plan: just go and see what's there! :)


A day off and nothing to do. While aimlessly surfing the internet, I came upon the geohashing website. A closer look at today's location reveals: It is only around 1km away from a train station. The decision was done quickly: let's do it!

So I quickly downloaded a GPS-app for my iPhone, printed a map and jumped on the next train. Only 1,5 hours later I was there. I crossed the sleepy town of Steinen in the canton of Schwyz, went a bit uphill behind the village, and immediately found the place. Success!

Unfortunately, there is only one train per hour back to Zurich, so I had to wait for 45 minutes at the train station at a temperature of around 5°C. During that time, one train after the other passed the train station, which lies on the Gotthard line, one of the major train routes to cross the Alps.



Chris_47_8 earned the Public transport geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-01-02 using public transit.
Chris_47_8 earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (47, 8) geohash on 2013-01-02.