2013-05-29 50 11

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Wed 29 May 2013 in 50,11:
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[edit] Location

On a hill near Ammerbach.

[edit] Participants

[edit] Expedition: Jens

For a long time I was not sure, whether I will ignore this point or not. But at the end the short distance won and I decided to visit it after work. "Wetter-Online" predicted "two raindrops". That may mean everything from "cloudy but dry" till "be warned, you will be soaked", today it meant "two raindrops". That was acceptable.

It was a short way to Ammerbach by bike, where I parked it at the bottom of the hill the point lay on. From here I went the last 500 meters on foot. Good decision. Others may have tried to climb the hill by bike, but I’m not that crazy. So the last 500 meters were a relaxed walk and only the last 10 became haspoint typical.

I left the path and entered a thicket where a machete would have been helpful (once again). A cloudy sky above, trees and brushwood all around, so the GPS signal was fading of course. Whenever a moved 1 meter in reality the GPS device moved 5. And this in an area where it took 10 seconds to move this 1 meter. So a distance of 6 meters must be close enough for today’s finished-photo. (Btw. I forgot to switch on the coordinates field, but believe me, the flag is at the point)

[edit] Photos: Jens

Parking area  
The point is on the left side of the path. Good luck.  
Maybe it's here...  
... or 6 meters away, who knows?  
Another geohasher I met on my way back.  
A view down the hill.  
And another one.  

[edit] Expedition: Juja

Obviously I am no longer the Geohashing Weasel... I asked Jens the day before whether he would go to this point, and he didn't really want to because of the weather forecast (two raindrops, see above), and I also had my fill of mud on Monday. So it looked like neither of us would go to this point that was, technically speaking, too near to miss.

But after I had been at the pool it still wasn't raining, so I decided to call Manu, ask for the coordinates (I hadn't even saved them to my GPS before) and visit them before no one else would go. I cycled to Ammerbach, then up the hill by bike (yes, yes I am), on paths that were really great for mountainbiking, why haven't I been there before? I could even trick my GPS to get 3 meters close to the point without leaving the path (due to bad reception in the forest), but for the 0m shot there was some climbing necessary - through the bushes, but there were some imaginary paths I could use (I am seeing quite a lot of imaginary paths lately).

After the work was done it was time for fun: I had passed another way before that was going straight uphill (even more), and of course I needed to know where this one would go, so I went up there and had a nice view over Ammerbach and Jena, and I also liked those paths up there a lot. So I made my peace with the forest, the mud and the "bad weather" again, yay!

[edit] Photos: Juja

Hashpoint reached!  
Yes, it looks still the same as for Jens.  
Stupidly grinning Geohasher back out of the bushes.  
Not the way to the Geohash...  
...but to this nice outlook!