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Navis valley, near Mislalm.
We plan to walk up from Kerschbaumsiedlung, Oberweg, and hope to arrive at the hashpoint at 1pm. This time it is not quite clear if the coordinates are accessible. It has snowed at that altitude the last few days and satellite images show some rocks which could indicate a cliff. On the other hand the weather forecast is quite pleasant tomorrow and it might be one of the last chances to geohash in the mountains before winter arrives. We will see how it turns out.
After a beautiful summer it seems like autumn has hit Innsbruck with chilly temperatures and rain on the last couple of days. This turns into snow above 1500 m altitude and the mountaintops are white again. When the weather forecast predicted relatively friendly weather on Saturday we really wanted to go geohashing again as there are probably not so many chances anymore to go on an expedition in the mountains before winter arrives. Luckily the Dow Jones approved of our plan and sent us to the Navis valley not too far from Innsbruck.
Even though the distance was similar to our expedition in the Stubai valley, this one was not as exhausting with a walking time of only about 4.5 hours in total and only 500 m altitude to climb. After driving by car for about 45 minutes we started to walk at 10.15am on relatively broad forest roads which allowed us to advance quickly. On our way we saw a cute cat and stopped to pet it (yay for the hashcat achievement). Later we left the forest road and walked on a trail which took us to the Miesl-Alm, an alpine cabin. The cabin was located at 2000 a.s.l. and closed at this time of the year. Here we rested and had our lunch which we packed. It really payed out now that we were considerate enough to bring along warm clothing.
With renewed strength we set off for the last few kilometers to the hashpoint. Soon the trail was only hardly recognizable, and the last few hundred meters were completely cross-country. Even though the terrain was quite steep and wet we didn't have too much trouble reaching the coordinates. We were right on time for the Saturday meetup at 1pm and took the usual pictures. We even left a marker made of sticks and snow at the hashpoint this time.
The way back to our car was quite uneventful. We found back to our trail without problems and descended to the valley even accompanied by the sun at some moments. Altogether it was a nice walk for a Saturday morning, with beautiful scenic views as always in the alps.
LeslieHapablap performing the usual GPS dance to get the best reading.
Obligatory silly grin, with Waltraud the hashkiwi.
| EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Land geohash achievement
| EleanorAbernathy and LeslieHapablap earned the Hashcat achievement