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In a forest near Gelbelsee, close to the A9 motorway.
Geohashing on the way to a juggling convention is becoming a tradition. Again the point is too close to the motorway to let it by, and this time there is the added fun of OwlOnAWheel having no idea what we are up to.
- We have been there! Report and photos to follow. -- LeslieHapablap (talk) 00:13, 23 November 2013 (CET)
We started from Innsbruck with three people, two unicycles and one hashkiwi. The destination was a juggling convention in Nürnberg, about 300 km away. With a little bit more than one hour to go, we took an exit from the motorway and 1-0 navigated me through a small village and into the forest, following the GPS device. We had almost reached the coordinates already when OwlOnAWheel finally asked where we were actually going :)
We explained the concept of geohashing, and fortunately she did not declare us crazy right away. Instead the three of us and Waltraud marched into the forest, armed with juggling clubs and followed by suspicious looks (as usual) from someone working near the spot where we were heading to. The difficulty level of this particular hash was very low compared to other expeditions we have been on. There was a nice path leading almost right up to the coordinates, no steep terrain, no thick vegetation. A perfect place for juggling some clubs and stupidly grinning into the camera, both of which we did.
The fact that the photo gallery below exists is owed to the incredibly useful program PhotoRec (a desaster recovery tool). My SD card failed me badly (ironically while I was trying to backup my data), and with this tool I was able to recover about a year worth of photos which I thought were lost for good. Yes, I know a year without backup is pushing my luck, but right now I'm just happy to have the photos back.
| OwlOnAWheel, 1-0 and LeslieHapablap earned the Land geohash achievement
| OwlOnAWheel, 1-0 and LeslieHapablap earned the Circus Geohash Achievement
|1-0 and LeslieHapablap earned the Drag-along achievement|
| LeslieHapablap earned the Two to the N achievement